The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Massachusetts Minutemen will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Gillette Stadium.
Oddsmakers currently have the Huskies listed as 24-point favorites versus the Minutemen, while the game's total is sitting at 54½.
In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 59-20 winner at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 31.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (79) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 31-30 loser as they battled Western Michigan at home. Massachusetts failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Northern Illinois has won 8 straight games.
Massachusetts has lost 2 straight games.
Northern Illinois: 8-0 SU, 5-3 ATS
Massachusetts: 1-7 SU, 4-4 ATS
NORTHERN ILLINOIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 10-0
MASSACHUSETTS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 3-5
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Massachusetts's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games at home
Massachusetts is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Massachusetts is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
Northern Illinois home to Ball State, Wednesday, November 13
Massachusetts home to Akron, Saturday, November 16