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College Football Betting Preview: N. Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas
October 31, 2023
A pair of MAC schools will kick off week 10 of the college football season when the Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Mount Pleasant, Michigan to face the Central Michigan Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium with the game kicking off at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday evening and airing on ESPNU.
The Northern Illinois Huskies enter this game with a record of 4-4 following a 20-13 win on the road against the Eastern Michigan Eagles while failing to cover the 11.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 8 of the college football season. Northern Illinois scored 20 points while compiling a total of 289 yards offensively which included 173 passing yards and 116 rushing yards while allowing 13 points and 240 total yards defensively which included 151 passing yards and 89 rushing yards.
Rocky Lombardi led the team in passing, completing 21 of 33 attempts for 173 yards while adding a rushing touchdown. Gavin Williams led the team in rushing with seven carries for 80 yards while adding four receptions for 19 yards. Trayvon Rudolph led the team in receiving, catching seven of 13 targets for 55 yards.
Central Michigan enters this game with a record of 4-4 following a 17-24 loss on the road against the Ball State Cardinals while failing to cover the 5-point spread as a road favorite in week 8 of the college football season. The Chippewas scored 17 points while compiling a total of 260 yards offensively which included 161 passing yards and 99 rushing yards while allowing 24 points and 344 total yards defensively which included 101 passing yards and 243 rushing yards.
Jase Bauer led the team in passing, completing 19 of 31 attempts for 161 yards and a touchdown while adding 23 rushing yards on 10 attempts. Marion Lukes led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown while adding five receptions for 42 yards. Tyson Davis led the team in receiving, catching six of eight targets for 65 yards.
BookMaker has the Northern Illinois Huskies listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday evening in week 10 of the college football season. Central Michigan has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 4-4 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS on the road, 1-3 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-6 ATS overall, 0-3 ATS at home, 2-1 ATS as an underdog, and 0-4 ATS in conference games on the year.
Both teams enter this game with a record of 4-4, however, Central Michigan has struggled to cover the spread in their games this season going 2-6 ATS overall, and has not covered the spread in any of their conference games going 0-4 ATS in conference games while Northern Illinois has been one of the better teams at covering the spread in their conference games in the MAC going 3-1 ATS in conference games this season. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Northern Illinois Huskies when they travel to face the Central Michigan Chippewas in week 10 of the college football season.
Spooky Express Pick: Northern Illinois Huskies -3
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