|College Football Week 13 Odds: Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 21 November 2012 09:30|
Northern Illinois vs. E. Michigan Odds
Northern Illinois is 10-1 on the season, 7-0 in the MAC and 4-0 on the road. Eastern Michigan is 2-9 overall, 1-6 in MAC play and 1-4 at home. The Huskies are 8-2-1 against the spread this year while the Eagles are 4-7 ATS. Northern Illinois has won four straight in this series.
Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in 10 of the last 11 games in this series and Northern Illinois has covered in its last 5 trips to EMU. These two teams have hit the under in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Northern Illinois is the clear favorite, as the Huskies have odds of -19.5 points at Eastern Michigan. The over/under total has been set at 61.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Northern Illinois favored by 20 points. The spread hit a peak of 21 points during the week before closing at a bottom of NIU -19.5.
Northern Illinois is coming off a 31-24 win over Toledo. The Huskies have won 10 straight since losing the season opener to Iowa, 18-17. The Huskies are scoring 39.7 points per game this season while the defense is holding opponents to 18.5 points per contest. NIU is being led by quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has thrown for 2,582 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 1,504 yards and 16 scores.
Eastern Michigan is coming off a 29-23 win at Western Michigan last week. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Eagles. EMU is averaging just 22.6 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 36.5 points per game. The team is being led by running back Bronson Hill, who has rushed for 876 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
In terms of Injuries, both teams have no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Northern Illinois. The Huskies are getting 88% of the wagers with odds of -19.5 points at Eastern Michigan on Friday.