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Ohio vs. Northern Illinois Football Prediction: Jack Jones betting the Bobcats +13.5 points

Jack Jones - College Football PickOhio Bobcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies
Betting Prediction: Ohio +13.5 (November 24th 2015)

Northern Illinois certainly has a lot to play for here. A win would put it in the MAC Championship Game for a sixth consecutive season. But I believe that fact has the Huskies overvalued here as 13.5-point favorites. Asking them to win by two touchdowns to cover against this surging Ohio team is asking too much.

The Bobcats have been playing great coming in. They beat Kent State 27-0 and outgained the Golden Flashes by 256 yards in the process. Then they racked up 607 total yards in a 48-31 home win over Ball State, outgaining the Cardinals by 186 yards.

Many will look at the Bobcats’ losses to Bowling Green (24-62) and Buffalo (17-41) in their previous two games and think they can’t hang with Northern Illinois. But a closer look at the box score of those games shows they were not that big of blowouts.

They were only outgianed by 38 yards against Bowling Green, and they actually outgained Buffalo by 49 yards. But they were -6 in turnover differential in those two games. They didn’t commit a turnover in either of their last two games, and they’ve committed one or fewer turnovers in eight of their 11 games this season, so it was an aberration.

I think the Huskies are also overvalued here because they have been making the betting public a lot of money here of late. They are 6-0 SU & 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games overall. There’s no question that oddsmakers have been forced to shade this line towards the Huskies because they know the betting public is going to continue to back them. You may even get +14 by the time this game goes off on Tuesday.

One thing that really stands out to me is how tough Ohio has played Northern Illinois in recent meetings. Indeed, the Bobcats are 5-3 straight up in their last eight meetings. They are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings. Their three losses in the last eight meetings have come by 7, 3 and 7 points. That includes a 14-21 home loss to the Huskies last season in which the Bobcats outgained them 344-325.

The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. The Bobcats are 5-1 ATS intheir last six games following a win. The Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games vs. a team with a winning record. Bet Ohio Tuesday.

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Toledo vs. Northern Illinois: Tony George betting Toledo -7 on November 3rd 2015

Tony George - College Football PickToledo Rockets vs. Northern Illinois Huskies
Betting Pick: Toledo -7 (November 3rd 2015)

The Toledo Rockets face a “ perceived” stiff test tonight at home on ESPN 2 as they have a 4 game run upcoming that is not going to be easy folks, and the Rockets are off a near miss against U Mass their last game before settling in and hanging 51 on the scoreboard and covering a -14.5 Las Vegas Line. The good news is that was a wakeup call for the Rockets and they faced some adversity and prevailed, that’s a good thing. Now the Huskies of Northern Illinois come calling in a rare Tuesday Game, and Northern Illinois has the better QB in this game, however NIU faces the nation’s 13th leading defense allowing just 12 points per game.

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Toledo has beaten everyone and covered every spread this year, and lest you forget Toledo went in the Arkansas against SEC talent and walked out of their a winner, and if you look at Northern Illinois, the only team they faced that was really any good was Ohio State and they managed an impressive 20-13 loss, but Ohio State didn’t really show up in that game, had QB issues and was laying 35 points, and I gladly took NIU in that game. Drew Hare is a great QB for NIU and I have no doubts he can put up some points tonight however the defense of Toledo, especially at home and at night on national TV will be the story.

Toledo gets little respect and frankly this is their one chance on national TV to make a statement and I feel the Huskies will have issues putting up more than 14-17 points tonight I can clearly see Toledo having a good night offensively, and enough of them to cover the number. Northern Illinois let teams like UNLV score 30 on them, and Ball State 41 points, so I see Toledo getting near their 37 ppg average tonight and winning this by 2 TD’s. The points look tempting, but I have to go with the better defense at home here.

Northern Illinois vs. Miami Ohio Football Betting Pick from Tony George: October 17th 2015

Tony George - College Football PickNorthern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami Ohio Redhawks
College Football Pick: Northern Illinois -15 (October 17th 2015)

I stated on national Radio last Week and I will again this week on my Yahoo Radio Show, UNDERDOGS and reasons to take them need to be found at all costs. It is very rare I will lay huge points on the road, even if you think a blowout will ensue. This week there are plenty of mis-matches out there, but I shudder to think I would lay 31.5 with Texas Tech at Kansas, or a bad Wisconsin team I watched in person last week laying 23.5 at home even to Purdue, or TCU on back to back roadies laying over 20 at Iowa State who always gives ranked teams fits in Ames Iowa no matter how bad they seem to be. But there is one instance I think it is warranted to lay double digit points on the road this week and it is in the MAC conference. There are some tricked out lines this week gents, and when that happens, as with my premium play card this week, I find value in the under the radar games, one with little public interest type games, where lines are softer.

Northern Illinois is a few weeks removed from leading Ohio State at halftime and losing a game they could have won 20-13 to the top ranked Buckeyes. They generate a ton of offense and have a balanced attack. Last week their QB Hare threw for 363 yards, and their RB Bougnon has had over 250 yards on the ground the past 2 weeks. Miami of Ohio has some staggering numbers to digest, they allow 35 ppg and only score 15 ppg, and in the last 3 weeks have a -10 turnover ratio and their frosh QB Bahl had a total of 12 passes last week against Ohio U and 4 of them were interceptions.

The Huskies of Northern Illinois are a road warrior covering 12 of their last 15 road games and had won 15 straight in conference action on the road until a set back at Central Michigan, and folks Miami of Ohio is no Central Michigan and are in big trouble at home on Saturday. Lay the Wood.

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