NIU vs. Eastern Michigan - 10/26/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NIU vs. Eastern Michigan - 10/26/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-5) at NIU Huskies (5-2)

College Football: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Huskie Stadium)

The Line: NIU Huskies -8 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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College football comes to Huskie Stadium when the Eastern Michigan Eagles take the field with the Northern Illinois Huskies in week nine.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles look to snap a month long tailspin when the team visits the Northern Illinoi Huskies in week nine. Eastern Michigan suffered defeat number five in a row following a 20-17, overtime loss to the Western Michigan Broncos as a tying field goal was wide right. The Eagles outgained Western Michigan 459-422 but lost the turnover battle 3-2.

EMU quarterback Brogan Roback connected on 28-44 for 308 yards and a touchdown and interception with Antoine Porter catching ten throws for 93 yards. Ian Eriksen was the top Eagles runner with 91 yards on 23 carries for 91 yards but the ground game wasn’t explosive except for a few big gainers.

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The Northern Illinois Huskies look to stay unbeaten in the MAC when the Eastern Michigan Eagles come to town on Thursday. Northern Illinois has played well overall this year after a 48-17 win at Bowling Green a two touchdown favorite gave the team three consecutive victories. The Huskies owned a 577-367 edge in yardage and intercepted three passes and recovered a pair of fumbles with Sutton Smith returning one 16 yards for a score.

NIU did everything well with Tommy Mister leading the rushing attack with 115 yards and a 30 yard scoring run on 17 totes with quarterback Marcus Childers adding 73 yards on 19 carries while three others combined for 135 yards on 16 carries. Childers gave the Huskies a productive passing game on 21-33 for 239 yards with three touchdowns with Chad Beebe catching six throws for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Under is 5-0 in Eastern Michigan last 5 conference games and over is 5-0 in Eastern Michigan last 5 Thursday games and Eastern Michigan are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Under is 4-0 in Northern Illinois last 4 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and under is 6-0 in Northern Illinois last 6 home games and under is 4-0 in Northern Illinois last 4 Thursday games. Road team is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings and Eastern Michigan are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings and favorite is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.  

Eastern Michigan has been losing by one score for over a month and I think things change in week nine…

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Mark’s Pick Eastern Michigan +8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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