NIU vs. Eastern Michigan - 11/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-5) at NIU Huskies (4-6)
College Football: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium)
The Line: NIU Huskies -5.5 -- Over/Under:
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Tuesday in college football action at Huskie Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a big win to get a game above a .500 record. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have split their last six road games. Mike Glass III is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 2,237 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Glass has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Mathew Sexton and Quian Williams have combined for 982 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Arthur Jackson III has 30 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 114.7 yards per contest, and Shaq Vann leads the way with 493 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 31.3 points and 435.2 yards per game. Kobie Beltram leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 94 tackles, Turan Rush has five sacks and Brody Hoying has two interceptions.
The Northern Illinois Huskies look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Northern Illinois Huskies have won two of their last three home games. Ross Bowers is completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 2,130 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bowers and Marcus Childers have combined for 11 touchdown passes. Cole Tucker and Daniel Crawford have combined for 930 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Mitchell Brinkman has 29 receptions. The Northern Illinois Huskies ground game is averaging 129.8 yards per contest, and Tre Harbison leads the way with 909 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Northern Illinois is allowing 27.9 points and 386.2 yards per game. Mykelti Williams leads the Northern Illinois Huskies with 77 tackles, Antonio Jones-Davis has two sacks and Devin Haney has one interception.
The Eagles are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Eagles are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Northern Illinois and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Huskies last 5 games overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Eagles last 4 games overall.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games as a road underdog. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 3-3 ATS in their last six games as a home favorite. This game is massive in terms of bowl hopes, as Eastern Michigan clinches with a victory and NIU needs to win its final two games to earn an extra contest. The bottom line here is that neither of these teams have been consistent enough to trust in terms of outright performances, and it's actually the Eastern Michigan Eagles who have been fabulous ATS as a road team over the years and as a road underdog. I'll take my chances with the points based on the overwhelming trends.