Free Week 10 Prediction: Huskies vs Zips Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 10
(5-3) Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Akron Zips (4-3)
Date: Thursday November 1st 2018
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Northern Illinois Huskies -4.5
NCAA Betting Total: 38½
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This matchup will feature the Northern Illinois Huskies out of the West division in the MAC and the Akron Zips out of the East division in the MAC.
These two will meet for the first time since 2013, in which the Huskies won the game 27-20. Akron has not beat Northern Illinois since 2005 and will be looking to snap a 4 game losing streak to the Huskies.
Northern Illinois Huskies
The Huskies enter this game with an overall record of 5-3. However, they are 4-0 in the MAC West, putting them in prime position to make it to the MAC championship game. A win over the Zips would give the Huskies bowl eligibility and put them one step closer to finishing the MAC season undefeated.
Despite having an undefeated conference record, the Huskies are one of the lowest scoring teams in the entire country. As a whole they only score an average of 17.1 points per game. This is ranked 127th in the country. If you take away the non-conference games, the Huskies average 24.5 points against their conference opponents. With this being a game against a MAC team, they should be able to score a decent amount of points.
The Huskies have been fairly efficient on the defensive side of the ball. Besides a few games where they allowed 30+, their average points allowed per game is 21.1. In no way are they playing a MAC powerhouse, so they should be able to shut down Akron pretty easily.
The Zips picked up a good win at Northwestern in week 2 of the season, but since then they have struggled. They are only 2-2 in conference play and while their chances to represent the East division in the championship game may be gone, they can play a spoiler role with an upset over the Huskies.
The Zips offense ranks in the 100’s in almost every important stat. They only score about 22.4 points per game, so except a low scoring affair with the Huskies.
On defense the Zips are sitting in the middle of the pack. They allow an average of 23.6 points per game, which is 45th in the country.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- NIU are 37-18-3 ATS in their last 58 road games.
- AKR are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thu. games.
- Under is 20-7 in AKR last 27 home games.
- Under is 33-12 in AKR last 45 games as an underdog.
Free Week 10 NCAA Football Pick
Northern Illinois continues to roll in the MAC part of their schedule and pick up a road win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 38.5
Both teams struggle to score, which will make the total go under.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: Northern Illinois 21 – Akron 16
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