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MAC Championship Betting Odds

MACtion culminates this season when Bowling Green and Northern Illinois clash at Ford Field Friday. Although these teams rarely face-off against one another, as the Falcons have held a 4-1 SU advantage in the past five against the Huskies.

Shark Bites
  • NIU is 39-4 SU in their last 43 games against the MAC.
  • Bowling Green is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.
  • NIU rushed for 334 yards and four touchdowns in the MAC finals last season.

There’s no question what you are going to get when you face Bowling Green—a staggering amount of offense. The Falcons rank third in the nation in passing yards and fourth in points, thanks to Matt Johnson. The senior signal-caller leads the country in passing yards (4465) and is second in passing touchdowns (41) while throwing only six interceptions.

A few things in life seem to be certain—death, taxes and NIU in the MAC Championship game. The Huskies will be making their sixth consecutive trip to the conference title game while winning the big game three times in that span. NIU is a throwback team, with the rushing game averaging 213.3 yards per game while the defense has only allowed 24.8 ppg.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Northern Illinois Huskies as 8-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 42-32 win for the Falcons. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Bowling Green Falcons vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Northern Illinois bring a 8-4 record (7-3-2 ATS) to the Week 14 betting matchup against the 9-3 Bowling Green Falcons, who are 9-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Northern Illinois go 6-6 so far and the Falcons go 6-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northern Illinois vs Bowling Green injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Northern Illinois Huskies at No. 44 and the Bowling Green Falcons at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 34.58 PPG, against a Bowling Green defense that ranks No. 75 this week at 27.75 PPG. The Northern Illinois aerial game is averaging 227.5 yards per game, less than the Bowling Green Falcons secondary allows through the air, 255.17 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bowling Green Falcons feature the league's No. 53-rated road run defense, allowing 164.86 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Fred Coppet ran through the Ball State defense for 109 yards in Bowling Green's last game, handing the Cardinals a 48-10 setback on Tuesday at Scheumann Stadium.

Juwan Brescacin was good for 114 receiving yards in the Huskies's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 26-21 to the Huskies.

Betting Trends
  • Bowling Green is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Bowling Green is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games
  • Bowling Green is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bowling Green