Northern Illinois vs Ball State Prediction NCAAF 11/7

Northern Illinois vs Ball State Prediction NCAAF 11/7

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NCAAF Predictions: Ball State Cardinals vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

Get ready for an exciting NCAAF matchup as the Ball State Cardinals take on the Northern Illinois Huskies. 

Game Information

This game is scheduled for November 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM and will be played at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL. The game will be broadcast on CBSSN, and the weather forecast indicates a temperature of 42 degrees. Northern Illinois is currently favored by 9.5 points, with the over/under set at 42.5 points.

 

Ball State Cardinals

Season Overview

The Ball State Cardinals have faced some tough challenges this season, resulting in a 2-7 overall record with a 1-4 conference record. Quarterback L. Hatcher has thrown for 565 yards, 4 touchdowns, and only 1 interception. Running back M. Cooper has accumulated 674 rushing yards. Ball State is ready to put up a strong fight against Northern Illinois.

Team Stats

Ball State is averaging 330.1 total yards per game, with 565 passing yards and 989 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 369.4 total yards per game, indicating potential for a competitive performance.

Recent Performance

Ball State's recent games have demonstrated resilience, including a close loss to BGSU. The +9.5 points spread offers a compelling opportunity for Ball State to make a statement against Northern Illinois.

Northern Illinois Huskies

Season Overview

The Northern Illinois Huskies have posted a 4-5 overall record with a 3-2 conference record this season. Quarterback R. Lombardi has thrown for 1,658 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Running back A. Brown has been a key contributor with 843 rushing yards. Northern Illinois faces a determined Ball State team.

Team Stats

Northern Illinois averages 365.6 total yards per game, with 1,658 passing yards and 1,262 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 392.7 total yards per game, indicating potential vulnerabilities.

 

Prediction: 

While Northern Illinois may hold the advantage in the eyes of oddsmakers, Ball State shouldn't be underestimated. With a +9.5 points spread, Ball State has an opportunity to not only cover the spread but potentially pull off an upset. Northern Illinois are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games at home what gives the Cardinals a great opportunity to cover the spread.

The Cardinals have shown resilience in recent games, and their determination may lead to a competitive matchup against the Huskies. The +9.5 points provides a cushion that Ball State can utilize to their advantage.

Don't miss the action when the Ball State Cardinals clash with the Northern Illinois Huskies on November 7, 2023, at Huskie Stadium. With the +9.5 points spread, Ball State aims to cover and potentially turn the tables in this exciting NCAAF showdown.

Pick: Ball State to Cover +9.5 Points

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