Looking to win big? The Huskies and RedHawks face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The RedHawks are hosting the game at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 147.5 points, and Miami (OH) is favored by -5.5 to win at home against Northern Illinois.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES VS MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (OH) RedHawks -5.5

This game will be played at Millett Hall at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the RedHawks.
  • Not only will Miami (OH) pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Huskies Offense Score Enough on the Road?

After winning their last game against Eastern Michigan, the Huskies are 7-14 overall and 1-8 in the Mid-American Conference. They are 2-8 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is -9.4 points per game. They have lost their last seven road games.

So far this season, Northern Illinois has been the underdog in 16 of their 21 games, and they are 3-13 in those contests. Their record as the underdog on the road is 0-5.

As the underdog this season, Northern Illinois has gone just 4-12 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Huskies have an ATS mark of 0-10. On the road, their ATS record is currently 3-7 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. Overall, Northern Illinois is 6-13 vs. the spread this year.

So far this season, the over/under record for Northern Illinois games is 12-7 and today’s line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (152.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and in their last five games, the average is 154 points. Over their last 10 games, their OU record is 7-3.

In their previous game, the Huskies’ offense finished with 76 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.7 points per contest. The Northern Illinois offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.5 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 305th in the country at 79.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Miami (OH), the Northern Illinois defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northern Illinois made 30 free-throws vs. the Huskies.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored RedHawks?

After falling to Ohio by a score of 78-69, the Miami (OH) RedHawks will look to bounce back as 5.5-point favorites against Northern Illinois. So far this season, Miami (OH) has gone 5-3 at home, compared to a 4-8 record on the road.

Over their last ten games at home, the RedHawks have gone 7-3, and over their last five, they are 3-2. Miami (OH) has been the favorite in six games this season, going 3-3 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Miami (OH) has gone 3-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the RedHawks are 5-5 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Miami (OH) sits at 10-9-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 143.8 points compared to an average over/under line of 143.9, resulting in an average margin of -0.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year and over their last three games, the OU record is 0-3.

The RedHawks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 69 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.5 points per contest. Darweshi Hunter is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Bryce Bultman brings a PPG average of 8.5 into the game.

Currently, the RedHawks’ defense holds the 153rd rank in the nation, allowing 71.4 points per game. In their most recent game, the Miami (OH) defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Ohio knocked down 15 three-pointers on their way to 78 points.