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NIU vs. Central Michigan - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Central Michigan Chippewas (0-2) at NIU Huskies (0-2)
Date & Time Saturday September 15, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: NIU Huskies -15 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN+
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CFB | Central Michigan Chippewas (0-2) at NIU Huskies (0-2)
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The MAC college football schedule gets  underway with the Central Michigan Chippewas visiting the Northern Illinois Huskies.

Thee Central Michigan Chippewas are in desperate need of a win after a 31-7 loss to visiting Kansas as a touchdown favorite dropped the team to 0-2. Central Michigan came up short in yardage 361-280 and turned the ball over six times.

Chippewas quarterback Tony Poljan suffered through a miserable performance as he completed 18-32 for 177 yard and a touchdown along with four interceptions including a 55 yard pick six.

Jamil Sabbagh led CMU with a pair of receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown while Poljan topped the rushing attack with 43 yards on ten carries.

The Northern Illinois Huskies have lost back to back contests to open 2018 following a 17-6 loss to visiting Utah as a 12 point underdog. Northern Illinois held the Utes to 354 yard but could only counter with 228 yards with both squads giving the ball away twice.

Huskies quarterback Marcus Childers connected on 18-33 for 111 yards with a 40 yard pick six with 2:36 remaining. Jauan Wesley was the top receiving option for NIU with 73 yards on eight receptions while Tre Harbison logged 63 rushing yards on 13 touches.

Over is 5-0 in Central Michigan last 5 road games and Central Michigan are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games and over is 5-0 in Central Michigan last 5 conference games. NIU  are 1-11-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a double-digit loss at home and under is 6-1 in NIU last 7 games in September and NIU are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September. Central Michigan  are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and home team is 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings. 

Central Michigan does not inspire me but the boatload of points certainly does…

Pick:
Central Michigan +15

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