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Northern Illinois Huskies Visit the Ball State Cardinals in Week 11 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Northern Illinois Huskies


Ball State Cardinals
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Scheumann Stadium


Northern Illinois may still be in the hunt in the MAC, but it's been a terrible bet as of late, losing its last five games ATS.

The Huskies will try to beat the oddsmakers' expectations for the first time since early September when they battle 3-5 Ball State Wednesday night in Muncie.

Northern Illinois needs a victory this week to keep pace with the two teams above it in the West Division, Toledo and Western Michigan. Fortunately for the Huskies they've beaten the Cardinals five times in a row, and covered three of the last four meetings, after last year's 48-27 victory in DeKalb. However, that game was much closer than that score might indicate.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Northern Illinois Huskies opened as -1.5-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Pick

A 30-25 result in favor of the Huskies is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Ball State Cardinals are 3-5 overall and 4-4 ATS against the spread, while the Huskies are 6-2 and 3-5 ATS. As for the totals, Ball State is 3-4-1 on the OU, and Northern Illinois is 3-5 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ball State vs Northern Illinois injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 49 (Ball State Cardinals) and the No. 74 (Northern Illinois Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ball State Cardinals No. 83-ranked offense (26.88 PPG) against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense that ranks No. 65 at 26.25 PPG. The Ball State Cardinals passing attack has averaged 212 yards per game, less than the Northern Illinois Huskies give up through the air (246.88 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Northern Illinois Huskies own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 160.75 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 68 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Drew Hare ran through the Eastern Michigan defense for 166 yards in Northern Illinois's last game, handing the Eagles a 28-17 setback on Saturday at Rynearson Stadium.


Last time we saw the Zips, they had no answer for Jahwan Edwards as the Cardinals rolled to a 35-21 victory at Scheumann Stadium.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Northern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games
Northern Illinois is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Ball State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Toledo, Tuesday, November 11th
Ball State at Massachusetts, Wednesday, November 12th