Free Week 2 Prediction: Huskies vs Bulls Odds
Looking for NIU Huskies vs. USF Bulls free picks? Week 2 College football betting sees the Huskies taking on the Bulls Saturday, September 10th at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(0-1) NIU Huskies vs. USF Bulls (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue:Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: USF -15
NCAA Betting Total: 57
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North Illinois crazy road trip continues as they head south to take on USF Saturday night.
NIU went west to Wyoming to start the season off and then was forced to fly cross country to take on the Bulls here.
It took about until 4:00 am EST time last week to complete the Huskies season opener.
After all that, they even managed to lose to Wyoming in 3 overtimes as it turned into a long flight back for NIU. The loss put them at 0-1, as they hit a minor speed bump in their quest to get to a bowl game for the 9th straight season.
The game was incredibly sloppy for the Huskies, as they missed plenty of chances to put points on the board and simply did not make things easy on themselves.
The silver lining from the loss came from WR Kenny Golladay. Not only did he prove he can go up and grab a pass, but he also showed off his running abilities.
Golladay finished with 144 yards on 10 passes while rushing for 82 and adding another TD.
Look for the Huskies to get him plenty of touches here, as they need him to make plays to have any chance in this one.
USF had zero issues to open their season, but could be without their biggest weapon here in Week 2.
RB Marlon Mack is listed as questionable with concussion like symptoms, as he hopes to be at 100% and build off his impressive start to the season.
Mack was the single season rushing leader for the Bulls last year, but was knocked out of the season opener. Should he not be able to go, QB Quinton Flowers will be asked to do a lot.
Flowers has plenty of weapons around him and was really clutch when it came to making the big play last week. He’ll be asked to use his arm and legs here, especially with Mack questionable.
The Bulls have won 2 of the 3 matchups against the Huskies, with the latest coming in 2009.
The Bulls have the advantage here as they are much stronger and can wear this defense down. Look for them to get into manageable 3rd down situations and use Flowers to either run wide or some sort of option play.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Huskies are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Huskies are 19-6-2 ATS in their last 27 road games.
- Huskies are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
- Bulls are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. MAC.
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The Huskies must find a way to get out to an early lead.
After all the traveling they’ve done, getting into an early hole could end up turning into a mind game and really messing with the Huskies confidence.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USF ATS
USF is going to really wear this Huskies team down. Look for them to pull away in the 2nd half here and cover the number.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: USF 37- NIU 17
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