Western Michigan at Northern Illinois College Football Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium to take on the NIU Huskies on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 8 point favorites. The Broncos have an ATS record of 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 7-3-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/12/17 WR Giovanni Ricci Spleen is "?" Wednesday vs. No Illinois
11/07/17 DB Davontae Ginwright ACL is out indefinitely
11/06/17 RB Davon Tucker Foot is out for season
11/06/17 RB Jamauri Bogan Foot is out for season
10/31/17 QB Jon Wassink Collarbone is OUT 6-8 weeks
10/18/17 RB LeVante Bellamy Ankle is out for season
09/13/17 DB Justin Tranquill ACL out for season
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
10/04/17 LB Kyle Pugh Bicep out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 21st in Division 1 in points scored with 366. They have run 725 plays this season for 4,079 yards, which ranks them 115th in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 218 1st downs this year, placing them 40th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 2,492 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the country. They've run 487 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 61 times for 553 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the nation in penalties. Reece Goddard has thrown for 151 yards this season. He has completed 16 passes on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 40%. His quarterback rating this year is 66.7. He averages 3.8 yards per pass attempt and 2.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 73rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 276. They have surrendered a total of 3,773 yards on D, which is 55th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 184 passes on 323 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 72nd and 89th in the country. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 2,305 yards through the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 355 attempts for 1,468 yards this year, putting them in 48th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 68 penalties for 626 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Michigan is ranked 70th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 105 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 32 kicks for 710 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 22 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,894. The Western Michigan Broncos have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 13, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 65%. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 41 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,207 yards on 52 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 1,895 yards as a team, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They've run 437 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 63 times for 586 yards so far this year, which has them 55th in the country in penalties. They are 51st in Division 1 in points scored with 303. They have run 769 plays this year for 4,080 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The NIU Huskies average 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 46th overall as an offensive unit. Marcus Childers has completed 111 throws while attempting 192 passes for a completion percentage of 57.8%. He has passed for 1,253 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 131.9.
The NIU Huskies rush defense has given up 397 attempts for 1,098 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 655 yards on defense this year. That places them 113th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 20th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 188. They have given up a total of 3,234 yards on D, which is 22nd in the nation. The Huskies are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 180 throws on 321 attempts against the Northern Illinois defense this season, ranking them 62nd and 86th in the country. The NIU Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,136 yards in the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NIU Huskies have tried 15 field goals this year and made 8, which is 100th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 53%. Northern Illinois kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,692 yards on 65 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average. Northern Illinois is 4th in the country in punt returns with 28. They've totaled 142 punt return yards and average 5.1 yards per return, which is 98th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 552 yards on special teams, which puts them 71st in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 21 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,774.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos +8
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