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Eagles visit NIU Huskies in Week 1 College Football Betting Clash

The NIU Huskies will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Boston College Eagles at Huskie Stadium in Week 1 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the NIU Huskies here saw them at Bovada as 2-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 28-20 result in favor of the Huskies early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Boston College Eagles vs NIU Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

NIU will face the 7-6 Boston College Eagles, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the NIU Huskies are 5-6-1 so far this season while the Eagles are 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and NIU vs Boston College injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the NIU Huskies rated this week at No. 59 and the Boston College Eagles sitting at No. 111.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits NIU's No. 55-ranked offense, averaging 30.5 PPG, against a Boston College defense that ranks No. 44 this week at 25 PPG. The NIU aerial game is averaging 224.17 yards per game, more than the Boston College Eagles secondary allows through the air, 205.31 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Boston College Eagles feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 108.25 yards per game. NIU, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Eagles grabbed a Week P victory over the Terrapins in their last game, winning 36-30 at Ford Field.

Kent State was unable to contain Joel Bouagnon in its last action Friday and the result was a 31-21 Week 13 loss against the Huskies.

Next Betting Matchups

Boston College home to Wake Forest, Saturday, September 9th
NIU home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, September 9th

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