Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois Prediction NCAAF 10/31

Central Michigan vs Northern Illinois Prediction NCAAF 10/31

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NCAAF Predictions: Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

Prepare for a compelling matchup as the Northern Illinois Huskies go head-to-head with the Central Michigan Chippewas. 

Game Information

This game is slated for October 31, 2023, at 4:00 PM and will be hosted at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, MI. ESPNU will broadcast the game, and the weather forecast indicates a chilly 39-degree temperature. Northern Illinois is favored by 5.5 points, and the over/under has been set at 45.5 points.

 

Northern Illinois Huskies

Season Overview

The Northern Illinois Huskies have delivered an average performance this season, holding a 4-4 overall record and a 3-1 conference record. Quarterback R. Lombardi has thrown for 1,360 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, while running back A. Brown has rushed for 676 yards. The Huskies are known for their balanced offense.

Team Stats

Northern Illinois averages 343.5 total yards per game, with 189.3 passing yards and 154.3 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 312.8 total yards per game, suggesting a potential low-scoring game ahead.

Recent Performance

Northern Illinois' recent games have featured a mix of results, including a close win against EMU and a victory over OHIO. Their balanced approach might be key in the upcoming low-scoring game.

 

Central Michigan Chippewas

Season Overview

The Central Michigan Chippewas have had a similar season to the Huskies, holding a 4-4 overall record with a 2-2 conference record. Quarterback J. Bauer has thrown for 1,221 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, while running back M. Bailey has gained 360 rushing yards. The Chippewas are gearing up for a competitive game.

Team Stats

Central Michigan averages 326.4 total yards per game, including 188.4 passing yards and 138.0 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 395.0 total yards per game, indicating potential defensive battles ahead.

Recent Performance

Central Michigan's recent games have included a close loss to BALL and a victory against AKR. Their approach suggests that this could be a close game.

 

Prediction: 

When the Northern Illinois Huskies and Central Michigan Chippewas clash, expect a game dominated by defensive battles and fewer high-scoring opportunities. Both teams have shown the ability to keep their opponents' scores low, and the chilly weather in Mount Pleasant, MI, is likely to contribute to the low-scoring affair.

The under of 45.5 points is an appealing bet for those looking for a game filled with defensive stops and tough yardage gains. Anticipate a closely contested game that stays under the total points line.

Don't miss the excitement when the Northern Illinois Huskies take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on October 31, 2023, at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. With both teams aiming to keep scores low, the under of 45.5 points appears to be the best bet for this matchup.

 

Pick: Under of 45.5 Points

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