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Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois 12/17/21 - Cure Bowl Picks & Predictions

Game: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date & Time: 12/17/2021, 11:00 PM UTC
Location: Exploria Stadium,
Address: Orlando, USA
Latest Odds: CCU -10 ; O/U 63.5
TV Channel: ESPN2

On Friday December 17, the Northern Illinois Huskies play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the Cure Bowl at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Northern Illinois finished the regular season 9-4 and was a 41-23 winner over the Kent State Golden Flashes in its  final game. Northern Illinois is scoring an average of 31.5 points per game and allowing an average of 32.7 points per game.

During the regular season quarterback Rocky Lombardi passed for 2,416 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The leading rusher was Jay Ducker with 1,038 yards and three touchdowns and an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Trayvon Rudolph was the leading receiver with 877 yards and seven touchdown receptions. On defense, the leading tackler was CJ Brown with 103 and the leader in quarterback sacks was Devonte O'Malley with 4.0.

Coastal Carolina ended its regular season at 10-2 and finished second in the Sun Belt Conference. The Chanticleers defeated South Alabama 27-21 in their final game of the regular season. Coastal Carolina finished tied with Georgia State for second in the East division of the Sun Belt, one game behind Appalachian State. Coastal Carolina scored an average of 40.4 points per game and allowed an average of 20.0 points again.

Grayson McCall passed for 2,558 yards with 23 touchdowns and three interceptions. Sherman Jones was the leading rusher with 988 yards and 13 touchdowns, while the leading receiver was Jaivon Heiligh with 1,034 yards and seven touchdown receptions, Isaiah Likely had 816 yards receiving and 10 touchdown receptions. On defense, Silas Kelly was the leading tackler with 95 and Josaiah Stewart was the leader in quarterback sacks with 12.5.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Northern Illinois is 7-3 ATS in its last 10
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Huskies last 7
  • Coastal Carolina is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 non-conference matchups
  • The UNDER has cashed in 45 of the Chanticleers last 7
Free NCAA Football Pick: Coastal Carolina -10

Coastal Carolina won 10 of its 12 games this season and lost by a combined five points in its two losses to Appalachian State and Georgia State. The Chanticleers have allowed an average of only 20.0 points per game and are scoring an average of 20.4 points more per game at 40.4. Coastal Carolina has covered the number in 11 of its last 15 non-Sun Belt Conference matchup. Northern Illinois allowed an average of 32.7 points per game which was 1.2 points per game more than the Huskies scored. Final Score Prediction, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers win and cover ATS 41-24.


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