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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Week 8 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Huskie Stadium will feature the Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -27.5 for the Northern Illinois Huskies . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 45-20 result in favor of the Huskies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Eastern Michigan Eagles have seen them go 1-6 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies are at 4-3 and 4-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 4-3, while the Eagles are 6-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northern Illinois Huskies rated this week at No. 33 and the Eastern Michigan Eagles sitting at No. 125.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Northern Illinois Huskies No. 35-ranked offense (35 PPG) against a Eastern Michigan Eagles defense that ranks No. 124 at 43.86 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies passing attack has averaged 225.86 yards per game, more than the Eastern Michigan Eagles give up through the air (169 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Eastern Michigan Eagles own the league's No. 128-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 355.67 yards per game when on the road. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Phillip Ely led the way last time out for the Eagles, connecting for 327 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 63-20 loss to the Eagles at Glass Bowl.

Joel Bouagnon went over the 100-yard mark (134) in his team's latest effort as Northern Illinois defeated Miami (Ohio) by a score of 45-12 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Eastern Michigan's last 10 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games
  • Northern Illinois is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Western Michigan, Thursday, October 29th
Northern Illinois at Toledo, Tuesday, November 3rd