Free Week 1 Prediction: Eagles vs Huskies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Boston College Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (0-0)
Date: Friday, September 1st
Time: 9:30 pm EST
Venue: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Boston College -3
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois. The Boston College Eagles come to town to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies.
This is the first meeting between the teams since 2015 when the Eagles won by a final score of 17-14.
Boston College Eagles
The Boston College Eagles finished the season with a 7-6 record last year which was really impressive with how bad the offensive struggled.
They only averaged 20 points per game last year, and if they want to improve on their record this year, or even stay close to the same that number is going to need to improve this year.
Darius Wade will be the starting quarterback this year for the Eagles and although he is a Senior he doesn’t have a lot of experience. He only tried 19 passes last year, and threw for 100 yards.
The good thing for the Eagles is that he will have a ton of targets to throw too. Jeff Smith, Michael Walker and Charlie Callinan are all back after combining for over 1100 yards last year.
To win this game and have success this year the offense needs to be good. I would expect them to really throw the ball early to try and get Wade settled in.
Northern Illinois Huskies
The Northern Illinois Huskies have always been know to be the class of the MAC conference, but the last couple of years that hasn’t been the case. They have dealt with all kinds of injuries at the quarterback position, and that has really hurt their chances to have success.
Last year they finished with a 5-7 record and missed out on a bowl game. Ryan Graham will be the starting quarterback to start the year and he needs to be more accurate this year.
Last year he was able to throw eight touchdowns, but also threw six interceptions. He also needs to try and stay healthy so that the Huskies can finally have some stability at that position.
On the defensive side of the ball this team wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either, although this year they have a lot of question marks.
They are going to be young on that side of the ball, and there will probably be some growing pains early.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- BC are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. MAC.
- Under is 13-3 in BC last 16 games as a favorite.
- Under is 6-2-1 in BC last 9 Fri. games.
- NIU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Over is 11-4 in NIU last 15 games in September.
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I think the big difference in this game is going to be the home crowd, and that will be what gives the Huskies a chance to pull the upset.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Huskies +3
I think they will feed off the crowd early and they will get good offensive production on the way to an opening week victory.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Huskies 24 – Eagles 20
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