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Bowling Green Falcons Visit the Northwestern Wildcats in Week 3 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Northwestern will look to improve on its 1-1 record this week when they host Bowling Green in Week 3 action at Ryan Field on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Bowling Green Falcons were listed as 22-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 37-22 win for the Wildcats early in the week. 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.

Bowling Green Falcons vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Bowling Green Falcons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-2 ATS against the spread this season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 0-2 ATS. Bowling Green is 0-2 on the over under betting totals; Northwestern is 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Bowling Green injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northwestern Wildcats rated this week at No. 55 and the Bowling Green Falcons sitting at No. 102.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 92-ranked offense, averaging 24 PPG, against a Bowling Green defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 35 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 260.5 yards per game, less than the Bowling Green Falcons secondary allows through the air, 278 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bowling Green Falcons feature the league's No. 58-rated road run defense, allowing 215 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 75 in rushing offense at home.

Northwestern didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Blue Devils as Duke blasted them 41-17 in Week 2 action.

Betting Trends
  • Bowling Green is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Bowling Green is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • Bowling Green is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Northwestern's last 19 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Northwestern's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 23rd
Northwestern at Wisconsin, Saturday, September 30th