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Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines Wagering Odds & Expert Pick

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines College Football Betting Information

Once upon a time, Northern Illinois was the power team of the Mid-American Conference.  However, the Huskies have fallen upon hard times in recent College football betting seasons.  Northern Illinois was a winless 0-6 in 2020 to reach rock bottom.  Although head coach Thomas Hammock was going with a youth movement, a winless season remains unacceptable.  A win at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Week-1 restored some hope of better days ahead.  Yet that goodwill was given right back last Saturday.  Northern Illinois has a daunting challenge on Saturday at the Big House against Michigan.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: Noon ET
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
TV Coverage: BTN

Northern Illinois vs. Michigan Betting Odds

Northern Illinois +27 ( -110 ) 54½ ( -110 ) +2000
Michigan -27 ( -110 ) 54½ ( -110 ) -4000
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Northern Illinois Huskies at Michigan Wolverines CashBet Odds Analysis

On the whole, Michigan is one of the most public brands at any online sportsbook.  Thus, the Wolverines will carry the action.  Recent results feed into that with most gamblers.

Huskies Struggle to Find Consistency

Last week the Northern Illinois Huskies lost to Wyoming 50-43 as 7-point home dogs. The game went over the total of Betting on college football 44.  Sean Chambers ran nine yards for the winning touchdown with 1:35 remaining.  Isaiah Neyor scored three touchdowns, two via passes from Chambers.  Accordingly, the Cowboys (2-0) built a 42-16 lead late in the third quarter.

Wyoming intercepted Northern Illinois quarterback Rocky Lombardi three times.  It was his first picks of the season and most since throwing three against Iowa in November 2020. Most important of all, two of the three interceptions led to Wyoming touchdowns.

Michigan Sticks to Fundamentals

Last Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines got the cash in a 31-10 home win over Washington as 6.5-point favorites.  Under the bet on NCAAF total of 47.5-paid too.  Overall, Michigan relied on a tandem of running backs, swarming defense, and special teams to take and keep control of the game.

Blake Corum sprinted for a 67-yard touchdown and ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns.  Following a week when he had 111 yards rushing and scored twice.  Hassan Haskins had 155 yards rushing and a score for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines were not moving the ball much and led just 3-0 early in the second quarter when Harbaugh made a gamble that paid off. To illuminate, with the punt team on the field facing a fourth-and-1 from the Michigan 30, a short snap went to Michael Barrett, and he ran 3 yards for a first down.  The fake punt broke Washington’s back.

To summarize, Michigan’s Cade McNamara was 7 of 15 for just 44 yards passing.  But without game-breaking receivers, the Wolverines struggled to throw the ball.

Northern Illinois Huskies at Michigan Wolverines Against the Spread

On the road, Northern Illinois is 64% against the spread.  While as an underdog, the Huskies are 62% vs. the odds.  In non-conference action, Northern Illinois is 80% on the board.  Northern Illinois is 55% over the total on the road.  And then, as an underdog, the Huskies are 54% to the under.  While in non-conference games, Northern Illinois is 80% under the total.

At the Big House, Michigan is 45% against the spread.  While as a favorite, the Wolverines are 57% on the board.  And in non-conference games, Michigan is 40% vs. the odds.  Michigan is 55% over the total in home games.  Specifically, as a favorite, the Wolverines are 57% to the over.  And in non-conference games, the Maize and Blue are 60% under the total.

Northern Illinois covered their only previous game against Michigan.  Further, the game went under the total.  That matchup took place at the Big House.

Northern Illinois Huskies at Michigan Wolverines CashBet Free Pick  

On this occasion, Michigan’s Betting on NCAAF price is too high.  The Maize and Blue offense lack big game-breakers.  Oddsmakers are charging extra in response to public demand.

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