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Vandals battle Huskies in Week 3 odds

Northern Illinois HuskiesIdaho Vandals
Sep 14, 5:00 PM | Turf of Kibbie Dome

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Idaho Vandals Odds


Northern Illinois visits Idaho on Saturday, hoping to send the Vandals to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Kibbie Dome.

Backers of the Vandals have seen them go 0-2 and 0-2 ATS so far this season, while the Huskies are at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Huskies are 1-0, while the Vandals are 0-2.

View Northern Illinois vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Vandals as 24-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 86-rated Vandals and the No. 38-rated Huskies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 30--6 win for the Huskies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 8 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 76 this week at 27 PPG. The Vandals aerial game is averaging 217.5 yards per game, less than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 256 YPG per game.

Northern Illinois won its last outing, a 30-27 result against Iowa on August 31. Northern Illinois covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Huskies grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Hawkeyes in their last game, winning 30-27 at Kinnick Stadium.

In their last action, Idaho was a 42-10 loser on the road against Wyoming. They failed to cover the 28.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Idaho didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cowboys as Wyoming blasted them 42-10 in Week 2 action.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 0-10

A few Huskies at Vandals trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Northern Illinois is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Idaho is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
Idaho is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Idaho is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, September 21
Idaho at Washington State, Saturday, September 21