NIU vs. Western Michigan - 11/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Western Michigan Broncos (7-4) at NIU Huskies (4-7)
College Football: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium)
The Line: NIU Huskies +7 -- Over/Under:
The Western Michigan Broncos and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Tuesday in week 14 college football action at Huskie Stadium.
The Western Michigan Broncos look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Western Michigan Broncos have lost four of their last five road games. Jon Wassink is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,719 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wassink has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Giovanni Ricci and Skyy Moore have combined for 1,220 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Keith Mixon Jr. has 45 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 217.1 yards per contest, and LeVante Bellamy leads the way with 1,284 yards and 21 touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 27 points and 429.5 yards per game. Treshaun Hayward leads the Western Michigan Broncos with 127 tackles, Ali Fayad has 5.5 sacks and Patrick Lupro has three interceptions.
The Northern Illinois Huskies look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Northern Illinois Huskies have split their last four 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 12 touchdown passes. Cole Tucker and Mitchell Brinkman have combined for 969 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Daniel Crawford has 35 receptions. The Northern Illinois Huskies ground game is averaging 139.6 yards per contest, and Tre Harbison leads the way with 1,021 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Northern Illinois is allowing 29.5 points and 390 yards per game. Mykelti Williams leads the Northern Illinois Huskies with 82 tackles, Antonio Jones-Davis has two sacks and Devin Haney has one interception.
The Broncos are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Broncos are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Northern Illinois and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Huskies last 10 home games. The over is 5-1-1 in Broncos last 7 road games.
The Western Michigan Broncos are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as a road favorite. The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog. All four of the Western Michigan Broncos losses have come on the road this season, and they've failed to cover six of their last seven road games. The Northern Illinois Huskies have been money over the years as a home underdogs, and they'll be playing for 21 seniors on this roster with it being the last game of the season. Tuesday night game under the lights, give me the home underdog in the Huskies.