Miami Ohio RedHawks at Northern Illinois Huskies 2020-03-12 - Free NCAAB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
In NCAAB action today, the Northern Illinois Huskies (16-11) host the Miami Ohio RedHawks (8-17) in a much-anticipated contest. The line on the host Huskies is -2.5 while the total is pegged at 130.0. The tip-off is set for 2:30 PM.
Currently, the Mid-American (East) #6 ranked team, the Miami Ohio RedHawks arrive in DeKalb averaging 70.9 ppg while allowing 71.1 ppg. Fans making college basketball picks against the spread will note RedHawks record of 12-10 against the spread and an Over/Under ledger that sits at 7-16.
Meanwhile, the Northern Illinois Huskies hold down the #1 position in the Mid-American (West). They score on average 66.8 ppg and concede an average of 64.5 ppg. Betting on the Huskies against the spread has produced a 13-14 record while betting the totals has gone 7 Over and 20 Under.
MIAMI OHIO REDHAWKS VS NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES EARLY PUBLIC CONSENSUS REVIEW
Here is a quick look at the early public action on the game, which reflects overnight betting, as reported by participating sportsbooks.
- Betting Miami Ohio against the spread(2.5): 51%
- Betting Miami Ohio to win straight up(): 48%
- Betting Northern Illinois against the spread(-2.5): 49%
- Betting Northern Illinois to win straight up(): 52%
- Betting Over the Total(130.0): 50%
- Betting Under the Total(130.0): 50%
These reports are particularly of interest to "steam" bettors and "consensus" junkies. We like to look at these numbers in contrast to the value that we see in the line. If public trends are eating at our perceived value, we prefer to get in on the games early and capture a good number, but if the trend is on the wrong side, we may prefer to wait and make our bets closer to game time to milk another half point or more out of the number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK FROM PRIME TIME SPORTS
We selected this game as a free opinion today because we do not have a premium selection on it but we have done really well betting on or against Huskies games (8-1/88.90%) and we feel we have our finger on the pulse of this matchup.
This opinion all comes down to "value" or "false value" and we make that determination by looking at the point spread as it is (Northern Illinois -2.5) compared to where we feel it should be (Northern Illinois -7). From there we decide if there is any value or false value in the number by examining the public perception on the game, the early public betting trends and the situational trends in this particular matchup.
GAME NOTES: POWER RATINGS: NORTHERN ILLINOIS 75.0, MIAMI OHIO 68.0