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How to watch Northern Illinois vs. Ball State basketball game

Who’s Playing

Ball State @ Northern Illinois

Current Records: Ball State 8-10; Northern Illinois 5-11

What to Know

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 3-9 against the Ball State Cardinals since February of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Thursday. NIU and Ball State will face off in a Mid-American battle at 8 p.m. ET at Convocation Center. The Cardinals should still be riding high after a victory, while NIU will be looking to right the ship.

NIU received a tough blow on Tuesday as they fell 74-62 to the Ohio Bobcats.

Meanwhile, Ball State had enough points to win and then some against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Tuesday, taking their contest 81-64.

The Huskies are expected to lose this next one by 3. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

NIU is now 5-11 while the Cardinals sit at 8-10. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: NIU is stumbling into the matchup with the 11th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 62.4 on average. Ball State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 17th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 76.7 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Convocation Center — DeKalb, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Cardinals are a 3-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cardinals as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Ball State have won nine out of their last 12 games against Northern Illinois.

  • Jan 16, 2021 – Ball State 78 vs. Northern Illinois 58
  • Dec 08, 2020 – Ball State 79 vs. Northern Illinois 70
  • Mar 06, 2020 – Ball State 75 vs. Northern Illinois 54
  • Feb 11, 2020 – Ball State 63 vs. Northern Illinois 59
  • Mar 08, 2019 – Northern Illinois 64 vs. Ball State 57
  • Feb 05, 2019 – Ball State 72 vs. Northern Illinois 71
  • Mar 02, 2018 – Northern Illinois 66 vs. Ball State 65
  • Feb 20, 2018 – Ball State 77 vs. Northern Illinois 68
  • Mar 03, 2017 – Ball State 87 vs. Northern Illinois 82
  • Feb 14, 2017 – Ball State 81 vs. Northern Illinois 72
  • Mar 04, 2016 – Northern Illinois 80 vs. Ball State 69
  • Feb 19, 2016 – Ball State 63 vs. Northern Illinois 59

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