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Point Spread Favors the Huskies in NCAA College Football Battle with the Central Michigan Chippewas

Central Michigan Chippewas


Northern Illinois Huskies
Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:00 PM ET
Huskie Stadium

Northern Illinois has won 21 MAC home games in a row, going 14-7 ATS; the last conference foe to beat the Huskies in DeKalb was Central Michigan, six years ago. The Chippewas will be looking for a repeat performance when they provide the opposition for Homecoming at Huskie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Northern Illinois is off to a 4-1 start to this season, with a win over Northwestern, and the only loss coming at Arkansas. Central Michigan is 3-3, also with a win over a Big Ten team - Purdue - and coming off a 28-10 victory over Ohio.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Northern Illinois Huskies as -12.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest.

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Computer Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 33-26 win for the Huskies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sport a record of 4-1 and 3-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Central Michigan Chippewas sit at 3-3 and 2-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-3 for the Huskies and 2-4 for the Chippewas. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northern Illinois vs Central Michigan injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northern Illinois Huskies rated this week at No. 45 and the Central Michigan Chippewas sitting at No. 59.

How Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 31.4 PPG, against a Central Michigan defense that ranks No. 65 this week at 24.83 PPG. The Northern Illinois aerial game is averaging 210.8 yards per game, more than the Central Michigan Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 199.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Central Michigan Chippewas own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 154.67 yards per game when on the road. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Thomas Rawls tore up the turf for 229 rushing yards in the latest Chippewas game, a 28-10 win over the Bobcats at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Last time out, Kent State could not slow down Juwan Brescacin, who managed 116 receiving yards in the Huskies 17-14 victory over the Golden Flashes Saturday.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Odds Trends

Central Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Central Michigan's last 9 games
Central Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Northern Illinois is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan home to Ball State, Saturday, October 18th
Northern Illinois home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 18th