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Central Michigan Chippewas Open as Week 5 Betting Underdogs vs Huskies

The Chippewas hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Central Michigan Chippewas pay a visit to Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Week 5 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Central Michigan Chippewas as 3-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 22-21 win for the Chippewas. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

The Central Michigan Chippewas sit at No. 51 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Northern Illinois Huskies are at No. 39 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 20.25 PPG, against a Northern Illinois defense that ranks No. 62 this week at 23.25 PPG. The Central Michigan aerial game is averaging 327 yards per game, more than the Northern Illinois Huskies secondary allows through the air, 209.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Northern Illinois Huskies feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 198 yards per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 125 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Northern Illinois got a 119-yard performance from Jon Hilliman, but Boston College prevailed 17-14.


Central Michigan didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Spartans as Michigan State blasted them 30-10 in Week 4 action.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Central Michigan's last 24 games
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois home to Ball State, Saturday, October 10th
Central Michigan at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 10th