Central Michigan Chippewas (2-6) vs. NIU Huskies (2-6)
November 2, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: NIU Huskies -3.5 / Central Michigan Chippewas +3.5; Over/Under: +55.5
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and Central Michigan Chippewas clash Wednesday in week 10 college football MAC action from Huskie Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to rebound from a 34-18 loss to Bowling Green in their last game to drop to 2-6 last time out. Daniel Richardson’s thrown for 1,743 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 56.4% passing while Lew Nichols III leads the Chips with 469 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs and Marion Lukes has 275 rushing yards as well this season. Carlos Carriere leads the Chippewas’ receiving group with 39 grabs for 448 yards while Joel Wilson has a team-high 41 catches for 412 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jalen McGaughy also has 216 receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Kyle Moretti leqds CMU with 55 total tackles including a team-high 38 solo tackles while Thomas Incoom has a team-high 7.5 sacks this season.
The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to bounce back from a 24-17 road loss to Ohio to fall to 2-6 last time out. Rocky Lombardi’s thrown for 645 yards, 5 touchdowns and an interception on 66.7% passing while Harrison Waylee has a team-high 727 rushing yards with 5 touchdowns and Antario Brown has 575 rushing yards and a team-high 6 touchdowns this season. Cole Tucker leads the Huskies with 37 catches for 560 yards and 3 scores while Kacper Rutkiewicz has 325 receiving yards and a team-high 5 touchdowns. On defense, Daveren Rayner has a team-high 71 total tackles and 3.5 sacks while Michael Kennedy has a team-high 4.5 sacks and Devonte O’Malley has 3.5 sacks as well this season.
Central Michigan is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference games. Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record.
I get the case to be made for the Chips, but the Chippewas offense that came in bunches to start the year against Oklahoma State has simply disappeared over the last month and it’s resulted in CMU being absolutely dreadful ATS this season. Northern Illinois isn’t that much more trustworthy, but they’re at least the more consistent offense and I think at home, they rise up and beat up on the Chippewas. Give me Northern Illinois here.