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College Football Betting Line Favors the Arkansas FaveNick over the Northern Illinois Huskies

Northern Illinois Huskies


Arkansas Razorbacks
Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Northern Illinois, out of the MAC, closes out the nonconference portion of its schedule with a trip to Arkansas this Saturday to tangle with the SEC's Razorbacks. The Huskies have gone 3-0 both SU and ATS in their first three games and the total has stayed UNDER in their last two.

The Razorbacks opened their season with a 45-21 loss to SEC foe Auburn as 17.5-point road underdogs, but they moved to 2-1 SU and ATS on the year with a 49-28 romp over Texas Tech in a game that closed as a pick'em.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home Arkansas Razorbacks opened as -8-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 41-35 result in favor of the Huskies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Arkansas Razorbacks at No. 107 and the Northern Illinois Huskies at No. 20 heading into this contest.

How Northern Illinois Huskies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arkansas Razorbacks No. 10-ranked offense (47.67 PPG) against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense that ranks No. 24 at 17.33 PPG. The Arkansas Razorbacks passing attack has averaged 141.67 yards per game, less than the Northern Illinois Huskies give up through the air (259 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Northern Illinois Huskies own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 87 yards per game when on the road. Arkansas, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Illinois won its last outing, a 48-34 result against Rebels on September 13. Northern Illinois covered in that game as a -10-point favorite, while the 82 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time we saw the Rebels, they had no answer for Cameron Stingily as the Huskies rolled to a 48-34 victory at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 49-28 winner as they battled Red Raiders on the road. No odds were posted on that game, as it involved the non-board school. Alex Collins tore up the turf for 212 rushing yards in the latest Razorbacks game, a 49-28 win over the Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Odds Trends

Northern Illinois is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Northern Illinois is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Arkansas is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas's last 6 games
Arkansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Kent State, Saturday, October 4th
Arkansas at Texas A&M, Saturday, September 27th