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Northern Illinois Huskies Hosting the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Week 8 Odds and Betting Pick

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks


Northern Illinois Huskies
Saturday, October 18, 2014 5:00 PM ET
Huskie Stadium

Coming off an 0-12 debacle last year which included a dismal 2-9-1 mark ATS Miami-Ohio is 1-6 SU this year, but a respectable 4-3 ATS. The RedHawks will have upset on their minds when they visit DeKalb to take on Northern Illinois on Saturday night. Miami just lost at Akron 29-19 but covered as a two-touchdown dog; the Huskies, meanwhile, just fell at home to Central Michigan 34-17 and have now lost three in a row ATS.

These teams may be conference rivals but the last time they met came back in the 2010 MAC Championship Game, when the RedHawks, as 17-point dogs, upset NIU 26-21.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Miami (Ohio) RedHawks opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Pick

A 29-13 result in favor of the Huskies is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sport a record of 4-2 and 3-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks sit at 1-6 and 4-3 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-4 for the Huskies and 3-4 for the RedHawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northern Illinois vs Miami (Ohio) injuries news.

The game pits the Northern Illinois Huskies, currently No. 63 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks, who rate No. 126 in the latest survey.

How Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Northern Illinois Huskies No. 75-ranked offense (29 PPG) against a Miami (Ohio) RedHawks defense that ranks No. 95 at 32.71 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies passing attack has averaged 214.17 yards per game, less than the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks give up through the air (253.14 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks feature the league's No. 81-rated road run defense, allowing 199.75 yards per game. Northern Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Andrew Hendrix handled the Zips defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 352 yards, but Miami (Ohio) still lost to Akron 29-19.

The Huskies suffered a Week 7 loss against Central Michigan in their last game, falling 34-17 at Huskie Stadium.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Odds Trends

Miami (Ohio) is 7-14-2 ATS in its last 23 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-22 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 6 games
Miami (Ohio) is 4-9-2 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Northern Illinois is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games
Northern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami (Ohio) home to Kent State, Saturday, October 25th
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 25th