Western Michigan at Northern Illinois - 11/18/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (6-4) at Northern Illinois Huskies (7-3)
College Football: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Huskie Stadium)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies -3 -- Over/Under: 60.5 See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos and Northern Illinois Huskies play Wednesday night at Huskie Stadium.
The Western Michigan Broncos look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. Zach Terrell is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,651 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Terrell has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Daniel Braverman and Corey Davis have combined for 2,053 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns while Michael Henry has 17 receptions. The Western Michigan Broncos ground game is averaging 207.9 yards per contest, and Jamauri Bogan leads the way with 764 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing 28 points and 400.8 yards per game. Asantay Brown leads the Broncos with 84 tackles, Darius Phillips has four interceptions and Keion Adams has 3.5 sacks.
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The Northern Illinois Huskies look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. Drew Hare is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,962 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Hare has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Kenny Golladay and Tomylee Lewis have combined for 1,329 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Aregeros Turner has 29 receptions. The Northern Illinois Huskies ground game is averaging 219.8 yards per contest, and Joel Bouagnon leads the way with 1,106 yards and 17 touchdowns. Defensively, Northern Illinois is allowing 25.3 points and 381.2 yards per game. Marlon Moore leads the Huskies with 76 tackles, Shawun Lurry has eight interceptions and Perez Ford has 4.5 sacks. Tommylee Lewis is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Broncos are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Huskies are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Broncos are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Northern Illinois and 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings overall.
Northern Illinois has beaten Western Michigan the last six meetings and enters this match as the more balanced football team. The Broncos are a lot worse defensively and were exposed last week against the more physical Bowling Green. I like the home team here.