Northern Illinois at Toledo College Football Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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The NIU Huskies head to Glass Bowl to play the Toledo Rockets on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 9 point favorites. The Huskies are 5-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Rockets are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-3-0.
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Valuable NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Toledo Rockets are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
10/29/17 RB Jordan Huff Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs. Toledo
10/29/17 QB Ryan Graham Elbow is "?" Thursday vs. Toledo
10/04/17 LB Kyle Pugh Bicep out for season
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
10/09/17 WR Cody Thompson Leg out for season
10/03/17 DL Tuzar Skipper Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NIU Huskies are 68th in the country in points scored with 223. They have run 616 plays this year for 3,207 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The Huskies average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 58th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northern Illinois has run for 1,483 yards as a unit, which ranks 46th in college football. They've run 352 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 55 times for 536 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. Marcus Childers has passed for 872 yards this year. He's completed 78 throws while attempting 127 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 140.9. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Northern Illinois is 19th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 144. They have given up a total of 2,457 yards on D, which is 17th in D-1. The Huskies are 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 138 throws on 260 attempts against the NIU Huskies defense this season, ranking them 49th and 84th in the nation. The Northern Illinois pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,608 yards in the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 314 attempts for 849 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 56 penalties for 570 yards on defense this year. That places them 112th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Northern Illinois is 11th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 90 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 105th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 387 yards on special teams, which puts them 96th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 20 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,685. The NIU Huskies have tried 13 field goals this year and made 7, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 54%. NIU Huskies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,316 yards on 56 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rockets have run for 1,838 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in college football. They've run 342 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Toledo Rockets have been penalized on offense 73 times for 666 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the country in penalties. They are 13th in the nation in points scored with 324. They have run 584 plays this season for 4,154 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. Toledo averages 7.1 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 197 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Logan Woodside averages 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 146 passes on 232 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 171.3. He has thrown for 2,295 yards this season.
The Toledo Rockets rush defense has allowed 272 attempts for 1,295 yards this year, putting them in 63rd place in D-1 against the run. Toledo has committed 43 penalties for 416 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 59th in college football. They are 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 203. They have surrendered a total of 2,908 yards on D, which is 46th in the country. The Rockets are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 143 passes on 262 attempts against the Toledo defense this season, placing them 58th and 87th in Division 1. The Toledo Rockets pass defense has also given up a total of 1,613 yards through the air, which is 44th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Toledo Rockets have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 17, which is 3rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Toledo kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 33 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,105 yards on 30 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 127th in Division 1 in punting average. Toledo is ranked 42nd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 162 punt return yards and average 11.6 yards per return, which is 24th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 459 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Toledo Rockets average 23 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,776.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Rockets college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockets -9
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