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Huskies vs Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Eastern Michigan Eagles Northern Illinois Huskies
1-6 October 26, 2013, 03:30 | Huskie Stadium 7-0



Week 9 action on Saturday will see the Huskies looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Eagles visit Huskie Stadium.

The Huskies sport records of 7-0 and 4-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Eagles sit at 1-6 and 1-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-3 for the Huskies and 6-1 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Huskies here saw them open at 5Dimes as -30.5-point favorites 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.)

It's a betting matchup between the No. 33-rated Huskies and the No. 121-ranked Eagles, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 41-9 result in favor of the Huskies.

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Eastern Michigan was a 56-28 loser in their most recent outing at home against Ohio. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (84) made winners of OVER bettors. Central Michigan was unable to contain Jordan Lynch in its last action Saturday and the result was a 38-17 Week 8 loss against the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 21-ranked offense (39.43 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 122 at 42.29 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 215.14 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (228.71 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 117-rated road run defense, allowing 294.25 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

A few Eagles at Huskies trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan


Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, November 2nd
Northern Illinois at Massachusetts, Saturday, November 2nd