Northern Illinois at Ohio 10/12/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Northern Illinois Huskies
Date & Time: 10/12/2019, 7:31 PM UTC
Location: Peden Stadium
Latest Odds: OHIO -6.5 O/U 53
TV Channel: ESPN+

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 1-4 and have lost the last four, but that record might be deceiving. The Huskies play at Ohio (2-3) this week, a team that ended a three-game skid last week in overtime.

The Huskies last two losses have been by a single touchdown, and they almost won at Vanderbilt a couple of weeks ago. The Huskies have a good passing attack, averaging 266 yards per game. The problem has been the running game and putting points on the board. The Huskies average 97 yards rushing, and 18 points, both of which are not in the top 100 nationally.

Ohio has been able to score, but not stop the opposition. The Bobcats averaging 25.6 points and are giving up 27.6. Ohio is giving up 446 yards per game, and 243 of that passing.

Ross Bowers has passed for 1297 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has been sacked 17 times. Trey Harbison has run for 370 yards and two scores. The Huskies have four rushing touchdowns. Daniel Crawford has 316 yards receiving and three more players have more than 210 yards.

Nathan Rourke leads Ohio with 1012 yards passing, six touchdowns, and four interceptions. Rourke also leads the team in rushing with 250 yards and three touchdowns. OShaan Allison has 241 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Four receivers have between 150 and 190 yards each.

Northern Illinois beat Ohio last year in Illinois. The Huskies lead the all-time series 12-10 and the last four meetings have been decided by a touchdown or less.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Bobcats are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Under is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Bobcats last 5 games in October.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Ohio Bobcats -6.5

The way the Bobcats played in their overtime win was great, but the offense for the Bobcats should be able to keep up with the defensive shortcomings against the Huskies here. The Huskies have struggled quite a bit lately and that is going to continue in this game here as the Huskies are not able to come into the game here and play strong at all. Final Score Prediction, Ohio Bobcats win and cover ATS 34-27.


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