MAC opponents will clash when the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-5) meet the Ohio Bobcats (4-3).
Northern Illinois vs. Ohio Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Northern Illinois as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Northern Illinois has -148 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio is listed at +122 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 65 points.
How to Watch Northern Illinois vs. Ohio Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Athens, Ohio
- Stadium: Peden Stadium
Northern Illinois is compiling 400.7 yards per game on offense (69th in the FBS), and rank 85th on the other side of the ball, yielding 394.1 yards allowed per game. With 34.3 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS, Northern Illinois has had to rely on their 50th-ranked offense (32.7 points per contest) to keep them in games. With 278.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS, Northern Illinois has had to rely on their 102nd-ranked passing offense (207.7 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games. Northern Illinois is averaging 193.0 rushing yards per game offensively this year (33rd in the FBS), and is surrendering 116.1 rushing yards per game (29th) on the defensive side of the ball. Northern Illinois sports the 26th-ranked third-down offense this season (47.1% third-down percentage), but has been less effective on defense, ranking 16th-worst with a 45.7% third-down conversion rate allowed. With 10 forced turnovers (55th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (40th in the FBS), Northern Illinois’ +2+2 turnover margin ranks 43rd in college football.
Ohio‘s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in total defense this season, ceding 528.6 total yards per game, which ranks second-worst. On offense, it ranks 42nd with 436.9 total yards per contest. Ohio has been sputtering on defense, ranking ninth-worst with 36.9 points surrendered per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, compiling 33.1 points per contest (44th-ranked). Ohio ranks worst in passing yards allowed per game (367.1), but at least it has been surging on the other side of the ball, ranking 13th-best in passing yards per game (324.0). Ohio ranks 24th-worst in rushing yards per game (112.9), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 89th in the FBS with 161.4 rushing yards surrendered per contest. In terms of third-down efficiency, Ohio ranks 100th in the FBS (34.1% third-down conversion rate) and 103rd on the other side of the ball (42.9% third-down rate allowed). Ohio has excelled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +6 ranks 16th-best in the FBS, with 14 forced turnovers (12th in the nation) and eight turnovers committed (40th in the nation).
Northern Illinois vs. Ohio Betting Analysis
Northern Illinois Betting Insights
Northern Illinois has gone 3-4-0 against the spread this season. Northern Illinois has not covered the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 3-point favorites. This season, Northern Illinois games have hit the over six times. The Huskies have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they lost both of the games. The Huskies have played as a moneyline favorite of -148 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
Bobcats Betting Insights
Ohio is 4-3-0 against the spread this season. Ohio has a record of 2-2 ATS when playing as at least 3-point underdogs. Ohio’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times this season. This season, the Bobcats have won two out of the five games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Bobcats have a record of 0-1 when they’re set as an underdog of +122 or more by oddsmakers this season.
Northern Illinois vs. Ohio Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||58.9||57.7||59.8|
|Implied Total AVG||35.6||36.3||35.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||0-2||0-1||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-3||0-1||1-2|
|Point Total AVG||58.9||61.0||57.4|
|Implied Total AVG||36.3||36.0||36.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||2-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-3||1-0||1-3|
Players to Watch
- The Huskies’ defense has been aided by the play of Daveren Rayner, who has played seven games and amassed 42 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks.
- The Huskies’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of C.J. Brown, who has played seven games and recorded 34 tackles and one interception.
- Michael Kennedy has helped spur the Huskies’ defense with 10 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in seven games.
- The Huskies’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Devonte O’Malley, who has suited up for seven games, posting 3.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Bryce Houston has been providing a big boost on defense, posting 29 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks for the Bobcats.
- Keye Thompson has collected 43 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in seven games for the Bobcats.
- Jack McCrory has 1.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 25 tackles in seven games.
- The Bobcats’ Zack Sanders has recorded 24 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in seven games.
Northern Illinois vs. Ohio Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this matchup is Ohio, and we project that Ohio will cover the spread (Northern Illinois -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 65 points.