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College Football Betting Line Favors the NIU Huskies over the Kent State Golden Flashes

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday when they take on the NIU Huskies at Huskie Stadium in Week 6 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The NIU Huskies were listed as -24-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 41-12 win for the Huskies early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs NIU Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the NIU Huskies are 4-0 ATS. Kent State is 2-3 on the over under betting totals; NIU is 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and NIU vs Kent State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 33 (NIU Huskies) and the No. 137 (Kent State Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the NIU Huskies No. 83-ranked offense (26.75 PPG) against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 111 at 35.4 PPG. The NIU Huskies passing attack has averaged 217.25 yards per game, less than the Kent State Golden Flashes give up through the air (255.4 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Kent State Golden Flashes own the league's No. 97-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 225.33 yards per game when on the road. NIU, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trey Harrell hauled in 6 passes for 122 yards against the Buffalo defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 27-13 loss against the Bulls on Saturday.

In their last game, NIU got a 148-yard performance from Jordan Huff, but San Diego State prevailed 34-28.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kent State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kent State is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Miami-OH, Saturday, October 14th
NIU at Buffalo, Saturday, October 14th