Bowling Green Falcons (1-7) at NIU Huskies (2-6)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 1, 2016, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: NIU Huskies -17 -- Over/Under:
The Bowling Green Falcons and Northern Illinois Huskies meet Tuesday night in MAC college football action at the Huskie Stadium on ESPNU.
The Bowling Green Falcons look for a feel good road victory that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Bowling Green Falcons are 0-4 on the road this season. James Morgan is completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 1,430 yards, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Morgan and James Knapke have combined for 14 touchdown passes this season. Scott Miller and Ronnie Moore have combined for 1,139 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Teo Redding has 23 receptions. The Bowling Green Falcons ground game is averaging 137 yards per contest, and Fred Coppet leads the way with 604 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Bowling Green is allowing 45.1 points and 507.9 yards per game. Trenton Greene leads the Bowling Green Falcons with 74 tackles, Gus Schwieterman has eight sacks and Brandon Harris has two interceptions.
The Northern Illinois Huskies look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season in their last home game. The Northern Illinois Huskies need to win out in order to become bowl eligible. Anthony Maddie is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,028 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Maddie and Ryan Graham have combined for 15 touchdown passes this season. Kenny Golladay and Christian Blake have combined for 1,162 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Aregeros Turner has 28 receptions. The Northern Illinois Huskies ground game is averaging 229.7 yards per contest, and Joel Bouagnon leads the way with 510 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Northern Illinois is allowing 33.5 points and 477.3 yards per game. Sean Folliard leads the Northern Illinois Huskies with 59 tackles, Ladell Fleming has three sacks and Trequan Smith has two interceptions.
The Falcons are 41-20-2 ATS in their last 63 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Huskies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Neither one of these teams is playing good football and neither have won games, so laying this many points doesn't make sense to me from a value point. Also, the Bowling Green Falcons beat the Northern Illinois Huskies by 20 points last season. This is probably a game to stay away from but if forced to pick, I'd take my chances with the free points.