|College Football Week 9 Odds: Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:00|
E. Michigan vs. N. Illinois Odds
Northern Illinois is 7-0 overall, 3-0 in the MAC, 2-0 at home and 4-3 against the spread. Eastern Michigan is 1-6 overall, 0-3 in the MAC, 0-4 overall and 1-6 against the spread. NIU has won five straight over Eastern Michigan.
Trends show that the road team is 13-3 against the spread in the last 16 games in this series and EMU is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 trips to Northern Illinois. These two have hit the under in 7 of their last 9 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Northern Illinois is the clear favorite at home, as the Huskies have odds of -30 points against EMU. The over/under total for the game has been set at 66.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Northern Illinois favored by 30. The spread bumped up to 30.5 before falling back to 30. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 67 points.
Northern Illinois is coming off a 38-17 win at Central Michigan last week. The Huskies have been on a roll, posting 39.4 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 26.6 points per contest. NIU has the fourth-best rushing attack in the country, posting 304.7 yards per game. Quarterback Jordan Lynch has thrown for 1,488 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 932 yards and seven scores. Cameron Stingily has added 726 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Eastern Michigan is coming off a 56-28 loss against Ohio last week. The Eagles have now lost six straight since winning the season opener. The Eagles are scoring only 19.7 points per game, while allowing 42.3 posting per game on defense. Quarterback Tyler Benz has thrown for 1,403 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense, while Bronson Hill has added 752 rushing yards with four scores.
In terms of Injuries, Northern Illinois linebacker Michael Santacaterina (suspension) and cornerback Sean Evans (knee) are both questionable. Eastern Michigan has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Northern Illinois, as the Huskies are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -30 points against Eastern Michigan on Saturday.