NIU Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 11/9/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NIU Huskies vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (+1)
The Western Michigan Broncos (3-6) host the NIU Huskies (2-7) at Waldo Stadium on Wednesday. NIU is 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 52.
The NIU Huskies come into this game with a record of 2-7 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Huskies took the field against the Central Michigan Chippewas and took a loss by a final of 35-22. Harrison Waylee was the rushing leader for the Huskies with 20 totes for 136 yards (6.8 yds per carry). Nevan Cremascoli finished 13/33 with 158 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 93.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. In the running game, the Huskies conceded 245 yards on 54 tries, which is an average of 4.5 yds per run surrendered. NIU conceded 17 completions on 27 tries for a total of 206 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. In all, they had 66 plays which converted into 316 yards. The NIU Huskies ended up rushing 33 different times and tallied 158 yards, which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per carry.
The Huskies have earned 3,498 total yards this year. In terms of scoring, NIU has compiled 15 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 10 different times. NIU has a total of 178 1st downs, and they have committed 57 penalties for 536 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 197.3 yards in the run game which ranks them 27th in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the NIU Huskies are averaging 29.8 points per contest.
Regarding passing yardage, the Huskies have conceded 2,352 yards which puts them in 102nd in the country. They have given up 261.3 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.2%. For the year, they are allowing 396.0 yards/game putting them at 85th in Division 1. They have granted 27 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush on the ground and 134.7 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have allowed 1,212 rushing yards through 9 contests. The Huskies are ranked 117th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 33.2 points per contest.
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The Broncos head into this game 3-6 this season. In their last game, the Broncos took a loss by a score of 13-9 against the Bowling Green Falcons. Treyson Bourguet (1 TD) ended the game with 191 yds on 16/27 passing while his quarterback rating was 123.5. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.1. Sean Tyler ran the football 26 times for 93 yards, finishing the contest with 3.6 yds per carry for Western Michigan. Western Michigan ran the ball for 3.5 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 127 yds on 36 carries. The Broncos finished the contest with a total of 318 yards on 63 plays (5.0 yards per play). The Broncos pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 74.2%, surrendering 161 yards on 23 out of 31 through the air. Western Michigan relinquished 32 rushing attempts for 128 yds (4.0 yards per rush).
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Broncos rank 118th in Division 1 scoring 19.4 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 1,647 yards through the air as well as an average of 183.0 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 116th in college football. The Western Michigan Broncos maintain an average of 306.9 yards/outing, which ranks them 121st in D-1. The Western Michigan offense has compiled 580 penalty yds on 63 infractions, which is 40th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Broncos are allowing 26.8 PPG, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. Western Michigan has conceded a total of 1,203 yards on the ground (133.7 yards per game) as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. Overall, they have given up 241 points. They have allowed the opposition 13 touchdowns via the pass and 231.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 70th in the nation. The Broncos defense has taken part in 586 plays, ranking them 35th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Broncos +1
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