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Western Michigan Favored by -19 Against NIU on Saturday - Week 6 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos host NIU on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-0 ATS mark against the 1-4 Huskies in NCAA college football betting action at Waldo Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos were sitting as -19-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 47-17 result in favor of the Broncos on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

NIU Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the NIU Huskies have seen them go 1-4 and 1-4 ATS so far this season, while the Western Michigan Broncos are at 5-0 and 5-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncos are 2-3, while the Huskies are 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Michigan vs NIU injuries news.

The Western Michigan Broncos sit at No. 8 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the NIU Huskies are at No. 96 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Western Michigan Broncos No. 9-ranked offense (44.8 PPG) against a NIU Huskies defense that ranks No. 110 at 36.4 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos passing attack has averaged 212.6 yards per game, less than the NIU Huskies give up through the air (265.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the NIU Huskies feature the league's No. 92-rated road run defense, allowing 229 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anthony Maddie ran through the Ball State defense for 160 yards in NIU's last game, handing the Cardinals a 31-24 setback on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.

In their last game, Western Michigan got a 132-yard performance from Jarvion Franklin as a key part of its 49-10 win over Central Michigan.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Northern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

NIU home to Central Michigan, Saturday, October 15th
Western Michigan at Akron, Saturday, October 15th