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NIU Huskies vs USF Bulls Week 2 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

NIU travels to USF on Saturday, hoping to boost its 0-1 mark in Week 2 action with a victory over the Bulls.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The USF Bulls were sitting as -11.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 45-24 win for the Bulls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

NIU Huskies vs USF Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the USF Bulls are 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS against the spread, while the Huskies are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. As for the totals, USF is 1-0 on the OU, and NIU is 1-0 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and USF vs NIU injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 21-rated USF Bulls and the No. 55-rated NIU Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the USF Bulls No. 11-ranked offense (56 PPG) against a NIU Huskies defense that ranks No. 108 at 40 PPG. The USF Bulls passing attack has averaged 230 yards per game, less than the NIU Huskies give up through the air (245 YPG on average).

Defensively, the NIU Huskies feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 243 yards per game. USF, meanwhile, ranks No. 40 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Drew Hare's 329-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Wyoming earned a 40-34 win over NIU on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 15-5-1 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • South Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • South Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • South Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • South Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

NIU home to San Diego State, Saturday, September 17th
USF at Syracuse, Saturday, September 17th

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