Outkick Bets: An Under-the-Radar CBB Bet

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I’ve waited all week for this bet. Mainly because I wasn’t sure the game would even happen. However, it looks like it will. Ladies and gentleman, some MAC basketball action: Northern Illinois @ Toledo (-18.5).

I really like this game. It’s a mismatch of some very ginormous proportions. Toledo is scoring more than 21 points per game more than Northern Illinois. The Huskies are 352nd in in the NCAA in points per game and 355th in shooting percentage and from beyond the arc… 205th. Toledo has them beat in just about every category.

It’s not just about that, even though it’s enough. Northern Illinois hasn’t played a basketball game since December 19th. A series of cancellations and postponements means the Huskies haven’t suited up for three weeks. A bad offense plus a long layoff is a recipe for some serious rust. I’m on the Rockets -10 first half. The Huskies have only led twice at the break this season and not since December 1. Let’s ride.

Written by Arky Shea

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