NIU Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Rynearson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: NIU (+4)
Rynearson Stadium is the site where Preston Hutchinson and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-4) will take on the NIU Huskies (0-5) on Saturday. NIU opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 60.5.
In their last contest, the NIU Huskies went up against the Toledo Rockets and added a loss to their record by a score of 41-24. Ross Bowers went 19/39 with 273 yards via the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Harrison Waylee led the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards and he added 1 TD for this contest. He ran for 114 yards by way of 19 carries which gave him an average of 6.0 yards per run. Tyrice Richie led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 111 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 15.9 yards per reception in this outing.
The Huskies have tallied 1,785 total yards this season. As a team they're holding an average of 112.6 yards on the ground which is 110th in the nation. In terms of notching touchdowns, NIU has compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding scoring points, the NIU Huskies have an average of 23.2 points per game. Regarding yards through the air, the Huskies have given up 1,230 yards which ranks them 47th in college football. Over the course of this year, they have given up 428.0 yards/game ranking them 96th in college football. The Huskies are sitting in 131st in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 38.2 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt and 182.0 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. Over the course of their 5 games played this season, they have given up 246.0 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 63.4%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 910 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
Ross Bowers has completed 547 of his career 940 tosses for a completion percentage of 58.2%. He is throwing for 219.6 yards per contest. For his career, Bowers has thrown for a total of 6,369 yds with 32 touchdowns and 22 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 121.7 with a TD rate of 3.4% and an interception rate of 2.3%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the ball 118 different times totaling -317 rushing yds.
The last time they took the field, the Eastern Michigan Eagles played the Western Michigan Broncos and ended up getting the win by a score of 53-42. Preston Hutchinson went 19/30 with 315 yards by way of passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Darius Boone Jr. led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 44 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this contest. He ran for a total of 148 yards on 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. Hassan Beydoun was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 96 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 13.7 yards per catch for the game.
For the season to this point, the Eagles have racked up 1,415 passing yards together with holding an average of 283.0 throwing yards per game, putting them at 24th in the nation. The Eastern Michigan Eagles maintain an average of 405.8 yards per contest which ranks them 56th in Division 1. They average 122.8 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 614 yards for this season. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Eagles currently sit 43rd in the country holding an average of 31.6 points per game. Eastern Michigan has surrendered a total of 1,250 yards rushing (250.0 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. The Eagles are giving up 36.6 points per game, ranking them 122nd in college football. This year, they have relinquished 183 total points. They have allowed the opposition 11 touchdowns through the air and 254.4 yards per contest, which puts them in 104th in Division 1.
Hutchinson has thrown 13 touchdowns while tossing 7 picks in his career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 5.8% and his interception rate is 3.1%. He has scampered for 153 yds on 96 attempts. He is averaging 156.4 passing yards per contest with a 148.0 QB rating. In 12 contests in his career, Preston Hutchinson has been successful on 148 of his 226 attempts for 1,877 yds.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles -4
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