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Buckeyes Perfect SU Against the MAC

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against teams from the Big Ten but they'll be up against the top-ranked team in the country on Saturday when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes as road underdogs in Columbus.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio State’s past 16 games.
  • NIU is 22-3 SU in its past 25 games on the road.
  • Huskies QB Drew Hare has completed 87.7 percent of his passes with six TDs this season.

The Buckeyes are 15-0 SU in their last 15 games overall and 22-0 SU all-time against teams from the MAC. Ohio State blanked Hawaii 38-0 last time out but didn't manage to cover the big 42.5-point spread in the contest.

The Huskies won and covered in a 57-26 win over Murray State in Week 2 as 29.5-point favorites, and they're now 9-1 SU in their last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in eight of Northern Illinois' last nine September road contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies were listed as 31.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 47-24 result in favor of the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes currently sport a record of 2-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ohio State Buckeyes post a 1-1 over under record this season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies have gone 2-0 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Northern Illinois injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Ohio State Buckeyes) and the No. 42 (Northern Illinois Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Hawaii failed to break through the Ohio State defense in its last game, suffering a 38-0 shutout at the hands of the Buckeyes in Week 2 action.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio State's last 16 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois at Boston College, Saturday, September 26th
Ohio State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, September 26th

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