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Ohio vs. Northern Illinois - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Illinois Huskies (16-6) at Ohio Bobcats (13-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)

The Line: Ohio Bobcats -5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Ohio Bobcats and the Northern Illinois Huskies face off on Saturday in MAC college basketball action.

The Ohio Bobcats are 13-8 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Akron that ended a two game winning streak. Ohio is averaging 77.1 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Antonio Campbell leads the Bobcats averaging 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Jaaron Simmons is averaging 14 points, Kenny Kaminski is averaging 13 points, and Treg Setty is averaging 10.3 points. Ohio is 10-2 at home and 4-5 in the MAC.

Ohio vs. Northern Illinois - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northern Illinois Huskies are 16-6 this season and they have lost their last three games. NIU is averaging 74.5 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Maric Maric leads the Huskies averaging 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Marshawn Wilson is averaging 11.8 points, Travon Baker is averaging 11.3 points, and Aaric Armstead is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Northern Illinois is 3-5 on the road and 5-4 in the MAC.

Ohio is 4-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 6-2 against the spread following a loss, and 0-5 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Northern Illinois is 8-3-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two teams.

NIU is just reeling so even though this is about my max on points I will take Ohio. 

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Ohio Bobcats -5

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