Central Michigan vs. Northern Illinois - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Central Michigan vs. Northern Illinois

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)

Central Michigan -1.0 . Total 52.0 .

TV: CBSSN

The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to Mount Pleasant, MI to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas.  The Huskies come into this MAC matchup with a record of (3-5).  The Huskies are coming off a convincing 49-0 win over Akron.  The Chippewas enter this home contest with a record of (5-4).  The Chippewas lost on the road Saturday at Buffalo, 43-20. 

The Huskies kept the Akron Zips winless on the season with the win.  Huskies quarterback Marcus Childers was 7 of 9 passing for 71 yds and 3 touchdowns.  All 3 touchdown passes were to 3 different receivers.  The Huskies as a team ran for 274 yds on 62 rushing attempts and 2 scores.  The backfield was led by Tre Harbison, Harbison rushed for 158 yds on 31 carries and 2 scores.  The Huskies out gained the Zips 345-145 in the win.  The Huskies defensively forced 3 turnovers.

Chippewas quarterback Quinten Dormady was 25/37 for 272 yds, while throwing 2 TD's and 2 picks. Jonathan Ward added 64 rushing yds on 14 carries and 1 score.  JaCorey Sullivan was able to add 114 yds receiving.  The Huskies beat themselves in this game, committing 5 turnovers. One of the turnovers was an interception that was returned 40 yds for a touchdown.  The Chippewas were held to 73 rushing yds in the game. 

Recent Betting Trends:

NIU is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games vs CMU.  

NIU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at CMU.

The under is 3-2 after an NIU loss this season.

CMU is 4-0 ATS as the home team this season. 

CMU is 6-3 ATS in all games this season.

The over is 4-0 when CMU is at home this season.

After seeing the Chippewas give the game away last week, you can bet there will be an improvement in ball security against Northern Illinois.  This is a conference game that has seen some consistent patterns in recent matchups.  Central Michigan has been tough at home this season, covering all 4 games.  The Huskies have been terrible when playing at Central Michigan over the last few years.  The Huskies are (1-4) on the road this season.  The Chippewas are itching to get back onto the field after their loss to Buffalo.   Final score prediction, Central Michigan wins and covers, 30-23. 

Chris’s Pick CMU -1.5 .

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