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Betting line favors Huskies over Zips

Akron ZipsNorthern Illinois Huskies
1-5October 12, 2013, 05:00 | Huskie Stadium5-0

Huskie Stadium will feature Huskies vs. Zips on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 7 action.

The Huskies currently sports a record of 5-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Zips are 1-5 and 2-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies post a 4-1 over under record this season, while the Zips have gone 2-4 against the number.

View Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Zips listed as 21.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 20 and the Zips at No. 110 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 40-14 result in favor of the Huskies.

In their last game, Northern Illinois got a 266-yard performance from Cameron Stingily as a key part of its 38-24 win over Kent State.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 18-ranked offense (42.2 PPG) against a Zips defense that ranks No. 103 at 34.67 PPG. The Huskies passing attack has averaged 226.2 yards per game, less than the Zips give up through the air (270.83 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Zips feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 174.25 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.

A few Zips at Huskies trends to consider:
Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Akron is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Akron's last 13 games
Northern Illinois is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 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

Next up:
Akron at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 19th
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, Saturday, October 19th