Kansas Jayhawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds
The visiting Jayhawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Huskie Stadium against the Huskies.
The Jayhawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 2-1 ATS. Kansas is 0-2 on the totals; Northern Illinois is 1-1.
Betting Line: The Jayhawks were listed as 10-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Huskies sit at No. 114 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Jayhawks are at No. 62 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Huskies will win this game 33-23.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 57-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 45 at 20.7 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 203.3 yards per game, less than the Jayhawks give up through the air (259.3 YPG on average).
Kansas lost its last outing, a 20-6 result against TCU on September 15. Kansas covered in that game as a 20-point underdog, while the 26 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Kansas's aerial attack generated 303 yards but it was the Horned Frogs coming away with a 20-6 victory over Kansas at Memorial Stadium.
Northern Illinois was a 41-40 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Army. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (81) made winners of OVER bettors.
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Jayhawks at Huskies trends to consider:
Kansas is 2-12 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Kansas is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Northern Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kansas at Kansas State, Saturday, October 6
Northern Illinois home to Central Michigan, Saturday, September 29