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Bulls visit NIU Huskies in Week 8 College Football Betting Clash

Huskie Stadium features a battle between the host NIU Huskies and the visiting Buffalo Bulls in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the NIU Huskies in this game found them listed as -20-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

A 22-16 result in favor of the Huskies is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Buffalo Bulls vs NIU Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The NIU Huskies are 1-6 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs the point spread. The Buffalo Bulls, meanwhile, are 1-5 and 2-4 ATS. Those over under betting have seen NIU go 4-2-1 and the Buffalo Bulls go 3-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and NIU vs Buffalo injuries news.

The NIU Huskies sit at No. 104 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Bulls are at No. 110 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the NIU Huskies No. 77-ranked offense (27.29 PPG) against a Buffalo Bulls defense that ranks No. 92 at 31.67 PPG. The NIU Huskies passing attack has averaged 236.86 yards per game, more than the Buffalo Bulls give up through the air (148.17 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Buffalo Bulls feature the league's No. 106-rated road run defense, allowing 247 yards per game. NIU, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Buffalo's aerial attack generated 306 yards but it was the Cardinals coming away with a 31-21 victory over Buffalo at UB Stadium.

In their last game, the Huskies were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 34-28 score against Central Michigan.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Buffalo is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games
  • Buffalo is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Northern Illinois is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • Northern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Akron, Thursday, October 27th
NIU home to Bowling Green, Tuesday, November 1st