Against The Spread Pick
A Mid-American Conference clash takes to the floor at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti as the Northern Illinois Huskies face the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Huskies have won seven of their last 10 games. Eastern Michigan’s three-game winning streak was snapped in their loss to Ball State. NIU escaped in their last game against Central Michigan by one point. Both teams have had strong stretches of cames covering the spread. The Huskies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games, while Eastern Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games. NIU might have the better overall record, but taking the Eagles to cover 3.5 points is the right move.
Over Under Pick
Northern Illinois was able to combine with Central Michigan for a total well over the 141-point total, as the Huskies escaped with an 82-81 win. In their previous games, the Huskies scored 60 points or less in three straight games. EMU is coming off a game where they were held to 55 points. When these teams last met, NIU pulled out a 71-68 victory. They easily reached a 122.5 total in that game. Which makes taking an over 118.5-point total that much more of an easy call.