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Huskies face Chippewas in Week 5 odds

Northern Illinois HuskiesCentral Michigan Chippewas
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Turf of Kelly/Shorts Stadium

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


The Chippewas will do battle with the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Chippewas sport records of 1-3 and 0-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Huskies sit at 2-2 and 1-3 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-2 for the Chippewas and 3-1 for the Huskies.

View Northern Illinois vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Chippewas were listed as 10-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Chippewas sit at No. 110 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Huskies are at No. 94 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Huskies will win this game 28-13.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 114-ranked offense (13.8 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 108 at 37.5 PPG. The Chippewas passing attack has averaged 192.2 yards per game, less than the Huskies give up through the air (204.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 102-rated road run defense, allowing 253 yards per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 106 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 47-30 winner at home against Cal Poly. They failed to cover the 24–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (77) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 45-7 result against Michigan State on September 24. Central Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point underdog, while the 52 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Huskies at Chippewas trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Northern Illinois is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Central Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
Central Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Kent State, Saturday, October 8
Central Michigan at North Carolina State, Saturday, October 8