Cure Bowl Betting Prediction

Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina, 12/17/21 Cure Bowl Betting Predictions

The second game of Friday’s college football bowl double header will take place in Orlando, FL where 9-4 Northern Illinois will take on 10-2 Coastal Carolina at 6:00 p.m. ET in the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl. With the Huskies receiving 12 points and the total sitting at 62.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s bowl matchup?

Game Snapshot

204 Northern Illinois Huskies (+12) vs. 203 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (-12); o/u 62.5

6:00 p.m. ET, Friday, December 17, 2021

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL

TV: ESPN2

Northern Illinois Huskies Game Notes

Northern Illinois freshman RB Jevyon Ducker rushed 29 times for 146 yards in Saturday's 41-23 win over Kent State. Ducker (5'10/185) led the Huskies all day in this one, as he averaged 5.0 yards per carry on the evening, keeping the chains moving for NIU in a game where they dominated time of possession. Ducker's long run of the day came on a 24-yard carry came early in the fourth quarter, and eventually setup a five-yard touchdown run by quarterback Rocky Lombardi. Ducker has now rushed 194 times for 1,038 yards and three touchdowns, as he and the Huskies wait to see how they will face in bowl season.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Game Notes

Coastal Carolina redshirt sophomore QB Grayson McCall is the highest graded group of five quarterback per PFF over the last two seasons. Add this to the list of accomplishments for McCall (6'3/210). After finishing the season as the quarterback with the highest passer rating in NCAA history, McCall also owns the highest PFF grade for any quarterback in the group of five. His overall grade of 93.3 is reflective of his superb performance this season. He threw for 2,558 yards and 23 touchdowns at a remarkable 73% completion percentage and 12.1 yards per attempt. His level of explosiveness and efficiency is exemplified by his talent and ability to read the defense within the offensive system.

Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina Betting Prediction

The Chanticleers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 1-5 against the number in their last six games as a favorite and are 1-4 ATS in their last five games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. On the other side, the Huskies have covered in seven of their last 10 games, are 3-1-1 against the number in their last five non-conference games and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous contest.

TAILGREETER CURE BOWL BETTING PREDICTION: NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES +12

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