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NCAAF Matchup - Chippewas Huskies Odds Preview

Northern Illinois HuskiesCentral Michigan Chippewas
6-0October 19, 2013, 03:00 | Kelly/Shorts Stadium3-4

The Chippewas will try to win and cover the spread at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Huskies in Week 8 action.

They bring a 3-4 record (2-5 ATS) to the Week 8 battle against the 6-0 Huskies, who are 3-3 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Central Michigan go 2-4-1 so far and the Huskies go 4-2.

View Northern Illinois Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 17-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Chippewas at No. 97 and the Huskies at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 38-15 result in favor of the Huskies.

Last time out for Northern Illinois, they were a 27-20 winner as they battled Akron at home. Northern Illinois failed to cover in the match as a 24-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Central Michigan got a 184-yard performance from Saylor Lavallii as a key part of its 26-23 win over Ohio.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 108-ranked offense (18.86 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 77 at 28.17 PPG. The Chippewas passing attack has averaged 207.86 yards per game, less than the Huskies give up through the air (305.83 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 174.25 yards per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 100 in rushing offense at home.

A few Huskies at Chippewas trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Central Michigan is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Central Michigan is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
Central Michigan is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 26th
Central Michigan at Ball State, Wednesday, November 6th