Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis Prediction, 3/13/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Iowa (-4)
Saluki Stadium is the venue where and the Southern Illinois Salukis (3-1) will play the Northern Iowa Panthers (2-1) on Saturday. Southern Illinois opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 37.5.
In their last game the Panthers played the Illinois State Redbirds and won by a score of 20-10. Will McElvain went 14/33 with 148 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 interception in the game. Tyler Hoosman led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 63 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Quan Hampton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 40 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 8.0 yards per reception for the game. The Northern Iowa Panthers ended up running the ball 33 times and added 91 yards which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 239 yards. In the game, the Panthers racked up a total of 16 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 30 yards.
In terms of defense, Northern Iowa allowed 13 catches on 27 throws for a total of 69 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. On the ground, the Panthers allowed 116 yards on 35 attempts which is an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 185 yards and earned 1 turnover.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Northern Iowa Panthers have an average of 20.3 points per contest. Northern Iowa has accounted for 61 points and has tallied 6 touchdowns, while coming in with an average of 30:05 minutes of ball control per outing. When it comes to getting first downs, Northern Iowa has totaled 24 passing first downs and 24 rushing first downs.
In their last contest they played the Youngstown State Penguins and ended up getting the win by a score of 30-22. Romeir Elliott paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 97 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 5.0 yards per run. Landon Lenoir led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 21.3 yards per reception for that game. Nic Baker went 13/18 with 139 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick on the day. The Southern Illinois Salukis ended up rushing 39 times and added 202 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. For the game, the Salukis got 21 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 50 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 57 plays which added up to 341 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Southern Illinois conceded 10 catches on 22 tries for a total of 94 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. Overall, they conceded a total of 297 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Salukis conceded 203 yards on 54 runs which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Salukis hold an average of 27.3 points per game. Sitting with an average of 30:19 minutes per game of ball control, the Salukis have earned 14 TDs in addition to 109 points over the course of the season. They have notched 41 rushing first downs and 7 first downs through the air this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Southern Illinois (+4) and over 37.5 points
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