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Western Michigan Broncos Face the Northern Illinois Huskies: Week 12 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Western Michigan visits Northern Illinois on Wednesday, hoping to send the Huskies to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Huskie Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -3.5 for the Northern Illinois Huskies . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 37-35 result in favor of the Huskies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sport a record of 7-3 and 6-2-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Western Michigan Broncos sit at 6-4 and 6-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-4 for the Huskies and 5-4-1 for the Broncos. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan injuries news.

The Northern Illinois Huskies sit at No. 43 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Western Michigan Broncos are at No. 39 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 36.7 PPG, against a Western Michigan defense that ranks No. 75 this week at 28 PPG. The Northern Illinois aerial game is averaging 231.7 yards per game, more than the Western Michigan Broncos secondary allows through the air, 225.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Western Michigan Broncos own the league's No. 113-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 240.5 yards per game when on the road. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jamauri Bogan went over the 100-yard mark (118) in his team's latest effort, but Bowling Green still defeated Western Michigan by a score of 41-27.

In their last game, Northern Illinois got a 156-yard performance from Joel Bouagnon as a key part of its 41-30 win over Buffalo.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Michigan is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan at Toledo, Friday, November 27th
Northern Illinois home to Ohio, Tuesday, November 24th

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