NIU vs Ohio NCAA Football Parlay
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Nathan Rourke and the Ohio Bobcats play the NIU Huskies at Peden Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. NIU opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The Huskies are 3-2-0 ATS and 1-4-0 when betting on the total. The Bobcats are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-4-0 against the spread.
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
09/27/19 LB Kyle Pugh Shoulder is out for season
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
10/06/19 WR Jerome Buckner Head is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
10/06/19 OL Steven Hayes Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
The last time they played, the NIU Huskies played the Ball State Cardinals and were defeated 27-20. Running the show from under center for the Huskies was Ross Bowers who went 21/43 with 241 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Tre Harbison led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 40 yards and he ran for 2 TD's during the game. He scurried for 146 yards via 22 carries which gave him an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Daniel Crawford was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 85 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per reception during the game. The Huskies ended up running the ball 30 times and generated 148 yards which had them averaging 4.9 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 73 plays for 389 yards. Overall, the Huskies racked up 18 1st downs and they totaled 12 penalties for 111 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, NIU allowed 4 catches on 14 throws for a total of 34 yards, and a completion percentage of 28.6%. In the running game, the Huskies allowed 235 yards on 60 tries giving the other team an average of 3.9 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 269 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 for the 2019 season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 17.4 points per game, putting them 123rd in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 97.4 rushing yards per game which is 11th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 101st in the nation with 1,818 yards. The Huskies have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 28 points per contest putting them 4th in the MAC. When it comes to yards on the ground, NIU is allowing 181.2 yards per game putting them 6th in the MAC and 95th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry which has them at 8th in the Mid-American Conference and 106th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 906 yards rushing through 5 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Huskies have allowed 1,331 yards. Teams are completing 57.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Ohio Bobcats played the Buffalo Bulls and earned the win by a score of 21-20. O'Shaan Allison led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 96 yards via 27 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per tote. Shane Hooks was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 34 yards on 1 reception. He earned an average of 34.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bobcats was Nathan Rourke who went 12/19 with 155 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. The Bobcats ran the ball 47 times and generated 186 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Bobcats earned a total of 23 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 15 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they ran 66 plays for 341 yards. In terms of defense, Ohio gave up 16 completions on 23 throws for a total of 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. Overall, they conceded 378 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Bobcats gave up 181 yards on 43 tries allowing their opponent an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Bobcats step onto the field holding a record of 2-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Bobcats have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Ohio has made teams respect their running game by averaging 165 yards on the ground per game, putting them 61st in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 825 rushing yards through 5 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Bobcats average 367.4 yards per contest overall putting them 93rd in the country and 6th in the conference. The Bobcats are conceding 27.6 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 72nd in the country. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 138 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 203 yards per contest ranking them 109th in the nation and 8th in the MAC. This season, they have given up 1,015 yards rushing and 8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the country. They are giving up 243.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bobcats currently sit at 5th in the MAC.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bobcats -6.5 and over the total points
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