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Huskies take on Hawkeyes in Week 1 contest

Northern Illinois HuskiesIowa Hawkeyes
Aug 31, 3:30 PM | Turf of Kinnick Stadium

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

12-2TEAM RECORD4-8

The Iowa Hawkeyes, after missing a bowl game last year, begin what they hope is a return to the postseason when they host the Huskies of Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon in Iowa City (3:30 pm ET).

In early betting, Iowa, which needed a late score to beat NIU last year 18-17, was favored by three points over the Huskies, who went on to play in the Orange Bowl last January, but then lost their head coach.

View Northern Illinois vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in August are 3-4
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in August are 3-1
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Huskies at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Northern Illinois is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Iowa is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Idaho, Saturday, September 14
Iowa home to Missouri State, Saturday, September 7