NIU vs Central Michigan College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Marcus Childers and the NIU Huskies head to Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Central Michigan Chippewas. The odds on this matchup have Central Michigan as 1-point favorites. The Huskies are 5-3-0 ATS and 4-4-0 when betting on the total. The Chippewas are 7-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the NIU Huskies played the Akron Zips and ended up getting the victory by a score of 49-0. Leading the way at QB for the Huskies was Marcus Childers who went 7/9 with 71 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Tre Harbison paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 30 yards and he ran for 2 TD's during the game. He racked up a total of 158 yards by way of 31 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per tote. Mitchell Brinkman was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 36 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 18.0 yards per reception during the game. The Huskies ended up running the ball 62 times and earned a total of 274 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Overall, the Huskies earned 21 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they ran 71 plays for 345 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, NIU gave up 7 completions on 26 attempts totaling 51 yards, and a completion percentage of 26.9%. In the game, they gave up 145 yards and forced 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Huskies gave up 94 yards on 25 runs which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 this season. For total yardage, they sit in 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 78th in Division 1 with 3,025 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 24.9 points per game, which has them at 94th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 130.9 yards on the ground per contest which is 9th in the MAC. The Huskies have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 25.4 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the MAC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Huskies have conceded 1,978 yards. Teams are completing 53.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try. In discussing yards rushing, NIU is allowing 158.3 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the MAC and 63rd in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per carry putting them 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 94th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,266 yards rushing through 8 contests.
In their last contest, the Central Michigan Chippewas played the Buffalo Bulls and lost 43-20. Leading the way at QB for the Chippewas was Quinten Dormady who went 25/37 with 272 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 2 picks during the game. Jonathan Ward led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He racked up a total of 64 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 4.6 yards per run. JaCorey Sullivan led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 16.3 yards per reception in the game. The Chippewas rushed the ball a total of 28 times and earned 73 yards which earned them an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 66 plays which added up to 345 yards. For the game, the Chippewas racked up a total of 17 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 53 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. On the defensive side of the ball, Central Michigan gave up 13 catches on 25 throws for a total of 179 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. On the ground, the Chippewas gave up 197 yards on 55 attempts which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 376 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Chippewas come into this matchup with a record of 5-4. Central Michigan has made teams respect their running game by averaging 176.7 rushing yards per game, putting them 52nd in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,590 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Chippewas average 421.4 yards per contest overall putting them 49th in the nation and 4th in the conference. The Chippewas are giving up 29 points per game ranking them 6th in the conference and 80th in the nation. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 261 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 122.8 yards per contest ranking them 31st in college football and 2nd in the MAC. For this season, they have given up 1,105 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in college football. They are allowing 243.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Chippewas currently sit at 9th in the Mid-American Conference.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chippewas -1
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