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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - NIU Huskies Underdogs vs Rockets at Toledo

The Toledo Rockets will do battle with the visiting NIU Huskies on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Toledo Rockets in this one found them as -9-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 36-30 win for the Rockets 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.

NIU Huskies vs Toledo Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toledo will face the 6-2 NIU Huskies, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Toledo Rockets are 5-3 so far this season while the Huskies are 3-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toledo vs NIU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Toledo Rockets rated this week at No. 22 and the NIU Huskies sitting at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Toledo Rockets No. 12-ranked offense (40.5 PPG) against a NIU Huskies defense that ranks No. 16 at 18 PPG. The Toledo Rockets passing attack has averaged 289.5 yards per game, more than the NIU Huskies give up through the air (201 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the NIU Huskies own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 110.75 yards per game when on the road. Toledo, on the other hand, rates No. 27 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, D.J. Brown did much of the damage, producing 104 receiving yards as NIU beat the Eagles 30-27 at Huskie Stadium.

Terry Swanson tore up the turf for 105 rushing yards in the latest Rockets game, a 58-17 win over the Cardinals at Scheumann Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Northern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toledo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toledo's last 6 games
  • Toledo is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Toledo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

NIU home to Ball State, Thursday, November 9th
Toledo at Ohio, Wednesday, November 8th