Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (15-11) at Northern Illinois Huskies (10-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies +2 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
MAC college basketball rivals the Western Michigan Broncos and the Northern Illinois Huskies lock horns on Saturday.
The Western Michigan Broncos are not going to win the MAC but this is looking like a dangerous squad once playoff time rolls around. Western Michigan saw a two game winning streak end in an 83-81 loss at Bowling Green with an eleven point lead at the half going by the wayside where both teams sank shots at 52%.
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Thomas Wilder did a little of everything for the Broncos with 18 points, five assists and six steals followed by Josh Davis with 15 points and seven rebounds. Brandon Johnson and Seth Dugan gave WMU eleven points apiece while Bryce Moore and Reggie Jones combined for 17 points.
The goal for the Northern Illinois Huskies is to win some games heading in to the conference playoffs to gain momentum. Northern Illinois has dropped four of five after an 80-72 loss to Central Michigan with the Chippewas 43.1% shooting and a 27-33 effort at the stripe overcoming the Huskies 54.3% accuracy.
Eugene German topped the NIU offense with 23 points and seven rebounds with Lacey James adding 13 points and five pulls. Levi Bradley gave the Huskies eleven points while Gairges Daow tossed in ten points.
Under is 16-5 in Western Michigan last 21 road games and Western Michigan are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and over is 48-20-2 in Western Michigan last 70 Saturday games. Over is 7-0-2 in Northern Illinois last 9 overall and over is 20-6 in Northern Illinois last 26 Saturday games and over is 40-19-3 in Northern Illinois last 62 vs. Mid-American.
Northern Illinois has enjoyed some success in this matchup but points are usually scored here so over I go…