NCAAF Matchup - Golden Flashes Huskies Odds Preview
|Northern Illinois Huskies||Kent State Golden Flashes|
|4-0||October 05, 2013, 03:30 | Dix Stadium||2-3|
Week 6 action on Saturday will see the Golden Flashes looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Huskies visit Dix Stadium.
Backers of the Golden Flashes have seen them go 2-3 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Huskies are at 4-0 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 4-0, while the Golden Flashes are 2-3.
The visitors opened as 9.5-point favorites in this one at Bovada 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.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 83-rated Golden Flashes and the No. 16-rated Huskies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 39-17 win for the Huskies on Saturday.
Trayion Durham ran through the Western Michigan defense for 154 yards in Kent State's last game, handing the Broncos a 32-14 setback on Saturday at Waldo Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 116-ranked offense, averaging 16.8 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 88 this week at 31.25 PPG. The Golden Flashes aerial game is averaging 171.6 yards per game, less than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 332 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 103-rated road run defense, allowing 248.33 yards per game. Kent State, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.
A few Huskies at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kent State
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Kent State
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games when playing Northern Illinois
Kent State is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games
Northern Illinois at Akron, Saturday, October 12th
Kent State at Ball State, Saturday, October 12th