Northern Illinois Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas 10/31/2023 – Mid-American Conference rivals Northern Illinois Huskies and Central Michigan Chippewas will collide at the Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan for an intense football contest that could go either way. While Northern Illinois are riding high with three consecutive wins under their belts, Central Michigan is seeking redemption after recent setbacks; both games promise intense football action that could easily turn either way – make sure to follow our expert college football picks for maximum college football excitement!
Northern Illinois Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas 10/31/2023
|When:||Tuesday, October 31, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
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Northern Illinois enters this matchup with an overall record of 4-4 but their performance in Mid-American Conference play truly matters. The Huskies have shown resilience with a 3-1 mark thus far in league play; most recently defeating Eastern Michigan Eagles 20-13 for an impressive three-game winning streak and ending their four-game losing skid in style.
Rocky Lombardi’s Lead
Rocky Lombardi has led Northern Illinois’ Huskies with 1,360 passing yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions this season. Antario Brown leads their rushing attack with 676 yards and six touchdowns while Kacper Rutkiewicz has been Lombardi’s primary target with 319 receiving yards and two touchdown catches from him. Raishein Thomas stands out among Northern Illinois defenders as they have achieved 17 quarterback sacks as well as nine interceptions thus far this season.
Central Michigan Chippewas are also not to be taken lightly, boasting an overall record of 4-4 and an MAC mark of 2-2. Their most recent meeting resulted in a 24-17 defeat at the hands of Ball State Cardinals wherein the Chippewas were limited to only 260 yards total offense and gave up 344 total yards against them; quarterback Jase Bauer managed 161 passing yards with one touchdown for them during this game.
Jase Bauer’s Offensive Effort
Jase Bauer leads Central Michigan’s offensive efforts with 1,221 yards passing, yielding five touchdowns and six interceptions. Myles Bailey leads Central Michigan in rushing with 360 yards and three touchdowns; Jesse Prewitt III was the top receiver with 379 receiving yards and four touchdown receptions; linebacker Kyle Moretti excels on defense with 56 tackles while boasting 14 quarterback sacks as well as three interceptions from this year alone.
NCAAF Latest Odds: NIL -3 ; O/U 44.5
As Northern Illinois Huskies take to the field against Central Michigan on the road, it appears they may be on their way to victory. Our focus turns instead to an emerging trend involving these teams; specifically, the over has cashed four times out of six for Central Michigan against Northern Illinois; 13 out of 20 overall contests by Northern Illinois have gone over; while four out of five road contests for them as well have gone OVER due to Central Michigan allowing an average of 29.8 points per game on defense which should help produce high scoring action!
Northern Illinois Huskies Look to Maintain Momentum
Northern Illinois Huskies hope to secure a fourth consecutive win to move their record above the 500 mark. Achieving this will prove challenging given that this team has experienced mixed results on the road thus far. Rocky Lombardi completed 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,360 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions while Kacper Rutkiewicz and Grayson Barnes combined for 574 receiving yards and four touchdowns Antario Brown led their ground game with 676 yards and six scores on average per contest – making them formidable opponents this weekend.
Defensively, the Huskies have shown strength, allowing only 21.3 points and 312.8 yards per game while conceding just 45 tackles from Raishein Thomas who leads with 45 total stops; George Gumbs followed closely behind with three sacks before Nate Valcarcel came through with three interceptions.
Central Michigan Chippewas: Home-Field Advantage
Central Michigan Chippewas are in pursuit of victory to break through to above 500 this season. Their success at home has been unwavering as they’ve won all three home games so far this year under quarterback Jase Bauer, who completed 58.4% of his pass attempts for 1,221 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions, Jesse Prewitt III and Chris Parker as dynamic receiving tandems having amassed 649 receiving yards and six touchdowns each respectively; their ground game, led by Myles Bailey who averaged 345 per contest averaged an impressive averaged an incredible average 138 per contest!
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Northern Illinois’ last 20 games.
Northern Illinois are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
Huskies are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against Central Michigan.
Northern Illinois are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Central Michigan.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois’ last 5 games on the road.
Northern Illinois are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
Northern Illinois are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in October.
Northern Illinois are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 10.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan’s last 6 games against Northern Illinois.
Central Michigan are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
Central Michigan are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.
Central Michigan are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the West Division.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Michigan’s last 7 games played in October.
Central Michigan are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in week 10.
Northern Illinois Huskies vs Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Pick
On defense, the Chippewas have faced difficulties, giving up an average of 29.8 points and 395 yards per game. Linebacker Kyle Moretti leads with 56 tackles followed by Maurice White who has recorded three sacks and Elijah Rikard who has recorded one interception.
With compelling matchups on both sides of the ball, this college football matchup promises exciting action from beginning to end. Northern Illinois looks to maintain its winning streak while Central Michigan hopes to take advantage of their home-field advantage – so don’t miss this MAC Titans battle. Based on the latest online sports betting odds, the Northern Illinois Huskies are predicted to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Huskies 31, Chippewas 27.