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Toledo vs Northern Illinois Preview

Bowl eligibility is on the line Tuesday night as both the 5-3 Northern Illinois Huskies and the 5-3 Toledo Rockets will be looking for their sixth win of the season.

Northern Illinois is 2-1 SU and ATS against Toledo, but the Rockets are 7-3 SU and ATS over their last 10 meetings with the Huskies including a 4-1 SU and ATS record at home.

Morgan Williams rushed for two touchdowns in Toledo’s 49-28 win over Miami (Ohio). [ Get your wager at a reduced price on Tuesdays when you check out the Low Juice Tuesdays at TopBet ]

View Northern Illinois vs Toledo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Rockets in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. The total was sitting around 67 at BetOnline Tuesday. The best underdog line of +8.5 was at 5Dimes earlier today.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 13 and the Huskies at No. 104 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 45-39 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toledo's No. 20-ranked offense (36.5 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 98 at 32.5 PPG. The Rockets passing attack has averaged 251.6 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (238 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 88-rated road run defense, allowing 199 yards per game. Toledo, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 31-30 winner on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Toledo, they were a 49-28 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) at home. Toledo covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite, while 77 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Huskies at Rockets trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Illinois's last 10 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Toledo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toledo's last 6 games at home
Toledo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toledo is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Tuesday, November 8
Toledo home to Western Michigan, Tuesday, November 8

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