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College Football Betting Line Favors the NIU Huskies over the Ball State Cardinals

NIU looks to cover the Huskies-Cardinals point spread this week and improve its overall 6-3 mark when they host Ball State in Week 11 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the NIU Huskies sat as -28.5-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 40-9 victory for the Huskies. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs NIU Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Ball State Cardinals have seen them go 2-7 and 3-6 ATS so far this season, while the NIU Huskies are at 6-3 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 3-6, while the Cardinals are 6-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and NIU vs Ball State injuries news.

The game pits the NIU Huskies, currently No. 29 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Ball State Cardinals, who rate No. 138 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the NIU Huskies No. 76-ranked offense (26.67 PPG) against a Ball State Cardinals defense that ranks No. 125 at 39.67 PPG. The NIU Huskies passing attack has averaged 218.78 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals give up through the air (232.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ball State Cardinals own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130.2 yards per game when on the road. NIU, on the other hand, rates No. 80 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ball State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Eagles as Eastern Michigan blasted them 56-14 in Week 10 action.

In their last game, the Huskies were Week 10 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-17 score against Toledo.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games
  • Ball State is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Buffalo, Thursday, November 16th
NIU home to Western Michigan, Wednesday, November 15th