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NCAAF Matchup - Huskies Minutemen Odds Preview

Massachusetts MinutemenNorthern Illinois Huskies
Nov 3, 3:30 PM | Turf of Huskie Stadium

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds

0-8TEAM RECORD8-1

Week 10 action on Saturday will see the Huskies looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Minutemen visit Huskie Stadium.

They battle the Minutemen, currently with a 0-8 mark (2-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Huskies and 5-3 for the Minutemen.

View Massachusetts vs Northern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Minutemen in this one found them as 36-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Huskies and the No. 124-ranked Minutemen, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 46--3 result in favor of the Huskies.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 23-ranked offense (38.1 PPG) against a Minutemen defense that ranks No. 119 at 41.8 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 221.4 yards per game, less than the Minutemen give up through the air (237.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Minutemen feature the league's No. 101-rated road run defense, allowing 230.2 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Massachusetts was a 49-7 loser on the road against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 33-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Massachusetts was hammered in its last outing, as Vanderbilt ran up a 49-7 score against them at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 48-34 winner as they battled Western Michigan on the road. Northern Illinois covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 82 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jordan Lynch went over the 100-yard mark (136) in his team's latest effort as Northern Illinois defeated Western Michigan by a score of 48-34 on Saturday.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in November are 2-2
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 1-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 10-0

A few Minutemen at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Massachusetts is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games

Next up:
Massachusetts at Akron, Saturday, November 10
Northern Illinois home to Toledo, Wednesday, November 14