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Western Michigan Broncos vs. NIU Huskies - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NIU Huskies (1-4) at Western Michigan Broncos (5-0)

College Football: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Waldo Stadium)

The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to the Western Michigan  Broncos looking to continue their dominance of this series.

The Northern Illinois Huskies are not accustomed to losing so an 0-4 start was more then surprising. The Huskies finally got in to the win column with a 31-24 victory at Ball State as they dominated total yardage 653-427 but hurt themselves with three turnovers. NIU did anything they wanted too with quarterback Anthony Maddie going 26-41 for 298 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 160 yar0ds and a score on 14 carries. Joel Bouagnon was a strong second option for the Huskies on the ground with 153 yards and a trip to the endzone on 21 totes while Kenny Golliday totaled 13 receptions for 184 yards with 14 yard and 22 yard scoring strikes.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. NIU Huskies - 10/8/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Michigan Broncos have been strong on both sides of the ball and have knocked off a pair of Big Ten clubs on their way to a 5-0 record. The Broncos exploded against Central Michigan 49-10 on the road in week five as a three point favorite. The Broncos outgained their rivals 424-277 and forced a pair of turnovers including a pick six. Broncos quarterback Zach Terrell was deadly efficient on 15-21 for 170 yards and a trio of touchdowns with Corey Davis catching six throws for 72 yards and two scores. WMU was even better on the ground with Ja0rvion Franklin rambling for 132 and a pair of touchdowns on 23 touches to lead six other runners.

Northern Illinois are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf and Northern Illinois are 0-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record while Northern Illinois  are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Western Michigan’s last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and Western Michigan  are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game while the under is 6-1 in Western Michigan’s last 7 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. Northern Illinois are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Western Michigan and Northern Illinois  are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings while the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Western Michigan is better then any team in the MAC and are certainly better then Northern Illinois so the question is do they pound their nemesis…

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Northern Illinois +19.5 // line up to 20 so wait if you like NIU or bet WMU...I'm not interested

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