Huskies vs Bulls Betting Matchup Report
Buffalo Bulls vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds
A key Week 7 battle has the visiting Bulls travelling to Northern Illinois on Saturday to face the Huskies.
The Huskies sport records of 5-1 and 4-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 1-4 and 3-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-3 for the Huskies and 2-2 for the Bulls.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 13-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 109-rated Huskies and the No. 74-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 42-23 win for the Huskies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 34-ranked offense (35.5 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 98 at 32.8 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 209.2 yards per game, more than the Bulls give up through the air (199.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 67-rated road run defense, allowing 169.7 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 38-31 loser as they battled Ohio on the road. Buffalo covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time we saw the Bulls, they had no answer for WinningRB as the Bobcats rolled to a 38-31 victory at Peden Stadium.
In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 35-23 winner on the road against Ball State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time we saw the Cardinals, they had no answer for Jordan Lynch as the Huskies rolled to a 35-23 victory at Scheumann Stadium.
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 10-0
A few Bulls at Huskies trends to consider:
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Northern Illinois is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 20
Northern Illinois at Akron, Saturday, October 20