Northern Illinois vs Idaho Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 2 (Huskies Extend Success Against Vandals, Big Sky)

Devon Platana
Northern Illinois vs Idaho prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Northern Illinois vs Idaho prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/L.G. Patterson
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Northern Illinois vs Idaho Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Northern Illinois Huskies (3-5, 1-3 Away) vs. Idaho Vandals (2-5, 1-2 Home)
Date: Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: ICCU Arena — Moscow, ID
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Dec. 2, including an intriguing meeting between the Northern Illinois Huskies and Idaho Vandals.

Despite a slow start to the year, NIU has changed its fortunes lately, winning for the second time in the last three outings with a 90-70 victory against Eastern Illinois on Wednesday. Idaho has some momentum on its side too, though, snapping a four-game skid with an 84-81 win over Pacific exactly one week ago.

Can Northern Illinois continue building upon its newfound success? Or will Idaho win back-to-back outings for the first time this season?

Northern Illinois vs Idaho Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: NIU: (-140) | IDHO: (+116)
Spread: NIU: -2.5 (-106) | IDHO: +2.5 (-114)
Total: 145.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Northern Illinois enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Northern Illinois vs Idaho Prediction & Pick

There are a few reasons to like Northern Illinois heading into tonight's tilt. While the Huskies haven't been perfect, they've won both games where they were the favorite this fall and have also won five of their last six games against Big Sky foes. Furthermore, NIU is also an impressive 11-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.

There's also the fact that Idaho has struggled against Northern Illinois in the past, losing each of their three previous matchups. Unfortunately for Vandals fans, those games weren't exactly close as the Huskies won each one by an average margin of 10.7 points.

Back Northern Illinois continuing its winning ways over Idaho with a victory tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Northern Illinois: 71 | Idaho: 64

Northern Illinois vs Idaho Betting Trends

- Northern Illinois is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight road games.
- Idaho is 3-17 straight up in its last 20 games played in December.
- The total has hit the under in four of Northern Illinois' last five games played on Friday.
- The total has hit the over in 12 of Idaho's last 15 home games.

Northern Illinois vs Idaho Best Bet

My best bet for the game is to take Northern Illinois as -2.5 spread favorites. On top of the Huskies going 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games, the Vandals are 1-4 ATS in their last five games and 0-2 ATS at home this season. Considering how NIU beat Idaho by at least seven points in each of their previous get-togethers, go with the road team covering the spread.

Bet: Northern Illinois -2.5 (-106)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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