At 12:00 ET , the Huskies and Golden Flashes square off at Dix Stadium in a week 13 NCAAF matchup. TV coverage belongs to ESPN+ with the game being played on Saturday, November 25th. In this matchup of Mid-American conference rivals, the Huskies are listed as 17.5 point road favorites. Can they secure a road victory and cover the spread?
NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES VS KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kent State Golden Flashes +17.5
This game will be played at Dix Stadium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 31-15 in favor of Northern Illinois.
- Even though we have Northern Illinois winning straight-up, we like Kent State at +17.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 45 points, and we like the over with a projected 46 points.
Will the Huskies Make it Happen on the Road?
This season, the Northern Illinois Huskies are currently 5-6. So far this season, they have played four road games and five at home.
So far, Northern Illinois has been favored six times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-5 and an average scoring differential of +3.5.
So far in this season, Northern Illinois has posted an over/under record of 4-5. On average, their matchups have yielded a combined score of 44.8 points, with the typical over/under line set at 47.6 points.
The Huskies’ offense is gearing up to take on Kent State, with an average of 173.7 rushing yards per game and an 5 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 47th place for rushing yards and 102nd place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 186.5 yards per contest. Northern Illinois’ overall scoring average is at 24.2 points per game, placing them 69th rank nationally.
Coming into this week’s game, the Northern Illinois defense is 78th in points allowed at 20.6 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 156.9 passing yards per game vs. the unit (16th). On the ground, they are giving up 157.3 rushing yards, putting them 96th in college football.
Will Kent State Make it Happen at Home?
The Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Northern Illinois with a 1-10 record, including 0-7 on the road and 0-3 at home.
When looking at Kent State’s betting lines on the spread, they have been the underdog in all of their games and have an ATS mark of 1-8-1.
Over 11 games, the average over/under line for Kent State’s games has been 46 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 47.9 points, resulting in an OU record of 6-4.
On offense, the Golden Flashes come in with the 89th ranked offense in terms of passing attempts and are averaging 156.5 passing yards per game. In the running game, they are 42nd in terms of attempts.
Ranked 129th in passing yards allowed per game, Kent State’s defense gets ready to take on Northern Illinois. Opponents have attempted an average of 27 passes per game against the Golden Flashes. They’re allowing 34.4 points per contest, placing them 143rd in college football. Their rush defense ranks 125th in the NCAA.