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Northern Illinois Huskies Prediction vs UNLV Rebels in Week 1 College Football Odds

The Northern Illinois Huskies will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Huskie Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the UNLV Rebels in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -16 for the Northern Illinois Huskies . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

A 26-22 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.

UNLV Rebels vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies currently sport a record of 11-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7 ATS. The UNLV Rebels are 2-11 and 5-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Northern Illinois Huskies post a 5-9 over under record this season, while the UNLV Rebels have gone 7-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northern Illinois vs UNLV injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 53-rated Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 116-rated UNLV Rebels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northern Illinois's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 31.5 PPG, against a UNLV defense that ranks No. 116 this week at 38.46 PPG. The Northern Illinois aerial game is averaging 192.07 yards per game, less than the UNLV Rebels secondary allows through the air, 219.62 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the UNLV Rebels own the league's No. 113-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 237.17 yards per game when on the road. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Rebels, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Wolf Pack rolled to a 49-27 victory at Sam Boyd Stadium.

In their last game, Marshall got a 131-yard performance from Devon Johnson as a key part of its 52-23 win over Northern Illinois.

Betting Trends
  • UNLV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNLV's last 6 games
  • UNLV is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • UNLV is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UNLV home to UCLA, Saturday, September 12th
Northern Illinois home to Murray State, Saturday, September 12th