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Oct 15, 3:30 PM | Turf of Huskie Stadium

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

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Northern Illinois looks to cover the Huskies-Broncos point spread this week and improve its overall 3-3 mark when they host Western Michigan in Week 7 action.

Supporters of the Broncos have seen them go 4-2 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Huskies are at 3-3 and 2-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 4-2, while the Broncos are 3-3.

View Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Huskies in this one, they're listed as 3-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 111-rated Huskies and the No. 34-ranked Broncos, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 42-35 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 37.7 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 21.7 PPG. The Huskies aerial game is averaging 233.3 yards per game, more than the Broncos secondary allows through the air, 183.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Broncos feature the league's No. 101-rated road run defense, allowing 212.3 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Western Michigan won its last outing, a 45-21 result against Bowling Green on October 8. Western Michigan covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 66 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Northern Illinois was a 40-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kent State. They covered the 14.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Broncos at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 22
Northern Illinois at Buffalo, Saturday, October 22

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