Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
Betting Pick: Utah State +1 -110 odds (December 26th 2013)
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This is not the game that Northern Illinois was dreaming to play in, no question about it. They had high hopes of an undefeated season and playing in a prized BCS Bowl but after the defeat to Bowling Green, Northern Illinois will play in the Poinsettia Bowl. I feel that Utah State will be the more motivated team in this game. Utah State finished the season on a 5-0 run before losing to Fresno in the Mountain West Championship game.
Northern Illinois ran into trouble when they played Bowling Green and their top ranked MAC Defense. I like defense in bowl games and Utah State has a stout defense as well (18th in the nation overall). The Aggies only gave up 17 ppg (7th in the nation) on the season, behind a solid run defense that only is giving up 2.8 yards per rush. The secondary is solid as well as opposing quarterbacks are only completing 53% of their passes. Utah State has a solid running game and they will have success against a sub-par Northern Illinois Run ‘D’ that is giving up 150 yards per game on the ground.
I like the better defense in Utah State this game playing against a deflated team in Northern Illinois.
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Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois
Betting Pick: Northern Illinois -2.5 -110 odds (December 6th 2013)
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There are 35 Bowl Games this year, meaning 70/125 lined teams will participate. It’s a big deal. There is extra practice times for the teams, a monstrous payout to the schools, and nice gifts for the players. Everybody wins which is no small part why the powers that be have been resistant to go to a playoff system. To qualify for a Bowl, you must have 6 wins against division schools with a .500 or better record.
I have released EVERY Bowl game for the last 30+ years. Always above .500, by how much varies. But I will isolate the strong plays with a better than 60% history and let you decide. Be careful who you follow, hard-work, experience and expertise should be what you are looking for!
Now onto Northern Ill, it’s the 200 Club offense of N. Illinois vs. the Defensive Dandy as underdog. Bowling Green enters at 9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS with losses to Indiana, Miss St., and rival Toledo. The offense percolates behind QB Johnson and RB Green. It is the defense that allows 14 PPG that is the trademark of this team. But, these Falcons do not possess a lot of big game experience. Certainly not the kind possessed by perennial champion N. Illinois. In fact, this is the 4th consecutive Championship Game for QB Lynch, the best offensive player in the MAC. The balanced-explosive offense is enhanced by RB Stingily and WR Lewis. The Huskies have won 25 consecutive conference games and are on runs of 35-16 ATS, including 25-9 ATS in league play. Let’s back the experience of the perennial champion, the best player on the field in Lynch, with the added motivation of a return to a BCS game.
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Western Michigan vs. Northern Illinois
Betting Pick: Northern Illinois -35 -110 odds (November 26th 2013)
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On Tuesday the Free NCAAF MAC Conference play is on Northern Illinois. Game 302 at 7:00 eastern. The Northern Illinois Huskies look to finish up a perfect season here tonight against Western Michigan. The Huskies are laying a big number here tonight. However they do have some numbers on their side. They have won and covered the last 3 times when favored by 31 or more points and are a healthy 14-2 to the spread as a favorite of 10 or more vs losing teams. Western Michigan has struggled all season and have some mediocre numbers as they are 1-8 straight up and to the spread on Turf, 0-3 straight up and ats this year vs winning teams and have failed to cover 8 of the last 11 as a road dog of 14 or higher. Its no wonder they are 0-6-1 to the spread in their last 7 trips here.. Take Northern Illinois tonight. Tuesdya card has the NCAAB Game of the Month and a Solid 5* NBA System Play. Jump on and Cash out on Tuesday. For the College Football Play its Northern Illinois. RV
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