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Huskies visit Black Knights in Week 3 NCAAF clash

Northern Illinois HuskiesArmy Black Knights
Sep 15, 12:00 PM | Turf of Michie Stadium

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Army Black Knights Odds


Northern Illinois visits Army on Saturday, hoping to send the Black Knights to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Michie Stadium.

The Huskies will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Black Knights are 0-1 ATS. Northern Illinois is 0-1 against the total, while Army is 0-1 versus the number.

View Northern Illinois vs Army Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 1.5-point favorites at TopBet in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 73-rated Black Knights and the No. 77-rated Huskies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 35--13 win for the Huskies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Army's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 7 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 12.5 PPG. The Black Knights aerial game is averaging 50 yards per game, less than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 206 YPG per game.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 35-7 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin at home. No odds were posted on that game, as it involved the non-board school. Leighton Settle ran through the Tennessee-Martin defense for 106 yards in Northern Illinois's last game, handing the SkyHawks a 35-7 setback on Saturday at Huskie Stadium.

Army was a 42-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (49) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Army got a 107-yard performance from Raymond Maples, but San Diego State prevailed 42-7.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

A few Huskies at Black Knights trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Northern Illinois is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Army's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 5 games
Army is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Kansas, Saturday, September 22
Army at Wake Forest, Saturday, September 22