Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Early College Football Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
College football betting is but a couple of weeks away. Today we’ll be keeping in line with our current streak of providing early college betting previews. On the dock for today is an intriguing Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes matchup. Both teams are coming off mildly successful seasons and will be looking to build on that success in 2018. Let’s check on the NCAA sports betting odds to see what kind of matchup they’re predicting.
Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes – Saturday, September 1st
When: 3:30 pm ET
Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
Stream: BTN 2 Go
Online Soccer Betting Odds:
Northern Illinois Huskies
The Huskies turned in an 8-5 record last season that included 6-2 record in Mid-American Conference play. That eye-raising conference record led to a disappointing 3rd place ranking in the West Division of the MAC. Naturally, Northern Illinois did not receive an invitation to the conference tournament. They did however, get an invite to the Quick Lane Bowl. There they would face Duke in a 14-36 losing effort. In fact, with that loss the Huskies closed out the season with consecutive setbacks. This wasn’t the finish head coach Rod Carey was hoping for. However, Carey will be returning this year marking his 6th season with the program.
Players to Watch: Marcus Childers (1,674 passing yards, 16 TD, 5 INT), Jordan Huff (740 rushing yards, 4 TD, 5.8 AVG), and Spencer Tears (528 receiving yards, 4 TD, 43 REC).
The Hawkeyes flew high last season and turned in an 8-5 winning record. Also, Iowa posted a meager 4-5 record in Big Ten play. Despite sitting on such a weak record, Iowa ended up ranking 3rd overall in the West Division of the Big Ten. While that was good enough to be considered top 3 in the division, it wasn’t good enough to crack the Big Ten tourney. Nevertheless, the Hawkeyes did get to attend the Pinstripe Bowl, where they beat out Boston College 27-20. Kirk Ferentz will return in 2018 to lead Iowa in his 20th season at the helm.
Players to Watch: Nathan Stanley (2,437 passing yards, 26 TD, 6 INT), James Butler (396 rushing yards, 1 TD, 4.4 AVG), and Nick Easley (530 receiving yards, 4 TD, 51 REC).
Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Predictions
Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet college football online take in this Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Iowa Hawkeyes matchup? All things considered, it’s best to stick with Iowa here. They’ll be playing at home and have good talent returning. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 35-20 Iowa.