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Central Michigan Chippewas Host the NIU Huskies in Week 13 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Central Michigan and NIU on Friday, with the host Chippewas trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas were listed as 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 33-23 result in favor of the Huskies early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, 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.

NIU Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Central Michigan bring a 7-4 record (6-5 ATS) to the Week 13 betting matchup against the 8-3 NIU Huskies, who are 6-5 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Central Michigan go 5-5-1 so far and the Huskies go 5-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Michigan vs NIU injuries news.

The game pits the Central Michigan Chippewas, currently No. 63 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the NIU Huskies, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 61-ranked offense, averaging 29.55 PPG, against a NIU defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 19.91 PPG. The Central Michigan aerial game is averaging 248.27 yards per game, more than the NIU Huskies secondary allows through the air, 212.91 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the NIU Huskies own the league's No. 20-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 121.8 yards per game when on the road. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 95 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jordan Huff ran through the Western Michigan defense for 185 yards in NIU's last game, handing the Broncos a 35-31 setback on Wednesday at Huskie Stadium.

Last time out, Kent State could not slow down Tyler Conklin, who managed 104 receiving yards in the Chippewas 42-23 victory over the Golden Flashes Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home