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Huskies visit Bulls in Week 8 battle

Northern Illinois HuskiesBuffalo Bulls
Oct 22, 12:00 PM | Turf of UB Stadium

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Odds


The Bulls hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Huskies pay a visit to UB Stadium in Week 8 betting action.

Supporters of the Huskies have seen them go 4-3 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 2-5 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulls are 2-5, while the Huskies are 5-2.

View Northern Illinois vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 13-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Bulls, currently No. 106 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Huskies, who rate No. 101 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 36-19 victory for the Huskies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 108-ranked offense (18.1 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 101 at 32.9 PPG. The Bulls passing attack has averaged 195 yards per game, less than the Huskies give up through the air (214.3 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 104-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 214.5 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 72 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Northern Illinois won its last outing, a 51-22 result against Western Michigan on October 15. Northern Illinois covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 73 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Buffalo was a 34-0 loser in its last match on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 21–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 34 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Huskies at Bulls trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Northern Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Buffalo's last 10 games
Buffalo is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
Buffalo is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Toledo, Tuesday, November 1
Buffalo at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, October 29