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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Northern Illinois Huskies Underdogs vs Broncos at Western Michigan

Northern Illinois Huskies


Western Michigan Broncos
Friday, November 28, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Waldo Stadium


Northern Illinois owns Western Michigan as of late, winning the last five games in their MAC rivalry, going 3-1-1 ATS.

If the 9-2 Huskies can stretch that streak to six in a row when they meet the 8-3 Broncos Friday afternoon in Kalamazoo, they will earn another berth in the upcoming MAC championship game.

Northern Illinois has won its last five games in a row, most recently a 21-14 decision last week over Ohio, to get within one more victory of a fifth straight MAC title game appearance.

Western Michigan, meanwhile, has been the best team in college football to bet on this year, at 10-1 ATS, and with six consecutive victories can also still win the MAC West, with a victory and some help.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Western Michigan Broncos were sitting as -7-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was 58.5 over at 5Dimes.

Computer Prediction: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 33-27 result in favor of the Broncos on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos currently sport a record of 8-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-1 ATS. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-2 and 5-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Western Michigan Broncos post a 7-4 over under record this season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies have gone 3-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 25-rated Western Michigan Broncos and the No. 60-rated Northern Illinois Huskies in this matchup.

How Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Western Michigan Broncos No. 24-ranked offense (35.82 PPG) against a Northern Illinois Huskies defense that ranks No. 52 at 24.45 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos passing attack has averaged 265.64 yards per game, more than the Northern Illinois Huskies give up through the air (227.18 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Northern Illinois Huskies feature the league's No. 51-rated road run defense, allowing 163.17 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 64 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies grabbed a Week 13 victory over the Bobcats in their last game, winning 21-14 at Peden Stadium.


In their last gridiron battle, Daniel Braverman did much of the damage, producing 117 receiving yards as Western Michigan beat the Chippewas 32-20 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Betting Odds Trends

Northern Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games
Northern Illinois is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 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
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
Western Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home