More Sports Sections: NFL Football NBA Basketball College Basketball Baseball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

20 Point Football Teasers!

Handicapping

Other Great Sites

Bet on College Football Games at 5Dimes

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Odds - Prediction

Bowling Green Falcons (1-7 SU, 2-6 ATS) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (2-6 SU, 3-5 ATS)
College Football Week 10
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Where: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, Ill.
TV: ESPNU, DirecTV 208
by Badger, NCAA Football Handicapper, Predictem.com

Point Spread: BGSU +16/NIU -16
Over/Under Total: OFF

Two teams that have grown accustomed to sitting atop the standings in their respective Mid-American Conference divisions find themselves faced with a role reversal this season, when the Bowling Green Falcons travel to DeKalb, Ill., for a Tuesday night “MACtion” game against the Northern Illinois Huskies on ESPNU.

The Falcons and Huskies have played in three straight MAC Championship games dating back to 2013, but this year both teams have struggled to keep their “dynasties” going as the Falcons are stuck at the bottom of the MAC East standings while the Huskies find themselves in the very unusual position of sitting tied with perennial MAC doormat Eastern Michigan in the MAC West. Things are so bleak that Northern Illinois has to win out the rest of their season just to qualify to be bowl eligible, while Bowling Green has struggled so bad in Mike Jinks’ first year as head coach that they will be taking exams in December instead of preparing for a bowl game.

Everyone expected Bowling Green to struggle this year due to graduation turnover and the loss of former coach Dino Babers to greener pastures at Syracuse, but few expected this big of a struggle. A one-point victory over FCS-program North Dakota in week two of the season (won 27-26) is the lone highlight for Jinks and the Falcons in 2016, as they have lost six straight since then including an embarrassing, 28-25, defeat to Eastern Michigan at home on October 1st and a, 40-26, loss in their last game to Miami-Ohio at home on October 22nd.

STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY FELLAS! DUMP YOUR OVER-PRICED BOOKIE TODAY AND START WAGERING ON GAMES AT ONLY -105 AT THE WEB'S BEST! --> 5DIMES!

The same could be said for Northern Illinois too. Maybe everyone has just grown to used to the Huskies being the big bully of the MAC West, but Rod Carey and his staff have had may sleepless nights in DeKalb this season as the Huskies lost all four of their non-conference games to start the season and then lost a game at home they should have won to Central Michigan on October 15th, 34-28, in overtime. However, the Huskies seemed to have corrected themselves in their last game with a, 44-7, drilling of Buffalo at home on the 22nd and can still salvage the 2016 campaign if they finish strong and win out the rest of their games staring with a MACtion game against the Falcons.

If you want to know how far the Falcons have fallen all you have to do is look at the point spread for Tuesday’s game, since oddsmakers opened the MACtion contest with Northern Illinois as huge 16-point favorites. As a matter of perspective, the Falcons have NEVER been that big of underdogs to the Huskies going all the way back to 1997 season, but they have come a long way from just a few weeks ago when they closed as gigantic 31.5-point underdogs at Toledo (they covered in a 42-35 loss).

Northern Illinois QB Anthony Maddie had his best game of his young career in the aforementioned victory over Buffalo, scoring five touchdowns (four rushing) in the 44-7 win. Maddie’s four running scores tied a school mark with former Huskie QB Jordan Lynch back in the famous 2013 season. Maddie and RB Joel Bauagnon combine to form the running attack for the Huskies option-read attack and WR Kenny Golladay (829 yards, 9 TD) is the top outside threat for the passing game. They should all have big numbers when this one is done, because the main reason for the Falcons downfall this year is their weak defense, with Bowling Green allowing 509 yards agame (125th in FCS), 220 yards on the ground (107th) and an almost unbelieveable 44.1 points per game (128th).

But the Huskies defense hasn’t played much better over the course of the year, allowing 477 yards per game (116th) and 33.5 points a game (104th), so it’s quite possible the Falcons and QB James Morgan could put up big numbers for the Falcons on Tuesday.

Bowling Green has won two of the three MAC championship meetings with the Huskies, but as far as regular season meetings go its been all Northern Illinois winning four of the last five SU and 3-2 ATS in those regular season meetings.

Badger's Pick to Cover the Point Spread: I think Northern Illinois got back on track the last time out against Buffalo, as the slide for Bowling Green continues. I’m taking the Huskies at home minus the 16 points.

Bet your pick for this game using your credit card at an online bookie where it WILL work for deposits and where you'll receive a generous 50% signup bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $500! (Example: Deposit $500 and they'll give you an extra $250 FREE!) Find this great offer at Bovada Sportsbook.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Previews

Here are some additional game previews from this week's college football card.

Free Picks

Editor's Picks - Each weekend our very own in-house All-American Editor makes his NCAA point spread predictions in an attempt to force fumbles, sack and intercept your bookie!

Expert College Football Picks - Free premium college foots plays against the spread from expert handicappers from around the web from week 1 through the National Championship.

Underdog of the Week Pick - We sort through it all and find out which University is getting "too many points" this week. If there was a Heisman Trophy for picking underdogs, we'd be a frontrunner. Expect a 57%+ winning percentage with these picks as we've got a keen ear for loud barking dogs.

Line Movement - NCAA football lines open early in the week and often times move up or down based on wagering activity, injuries to key players and weather. We decipher whether it's square or wiseguy action and predict the point spread winner based on value.

College Football Consensus Picks - We assess the public perception each week and let them pick the winners for us as we fade their selections which provides us with many trips into our bookies endzone.

Computer Picks - We enter them into the computer and the machine makes it's picks. This is a great guide especially when betting totals! These are available after the first few weeks of the season.

Trends - Despite what you have been told or read on tout sites, the trend ain't your friend. We however turn the tables and fade the almighty trend for what should be some great profits over time.

2017/2018 College Football Predictions - Bob gives his picks to win each major conference. At the end, he gives his prediction on who thinks will win the 2018 National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8th.

2017 Heisman Trophy Predictions - USC QB Sam Darnold is a heavy pre-season favorite to win college football's most coveted award, but Jay isn't buying it. In fact, he's passing up the top (3) favored players in favor of a QB who he's confident will be NCAA football's best player in 2017.

2017-2018 College Football Championship Predictions - NCAA football experts have the Alabama Crimson Tide running away with the National Championship this season and who can blame them? Roll Tide is LOADED! It never happens that easy though. The USC Trojans (+825), Florida St. Seminoles (+850) and Ohio St. Buckckeyes (+875) all have a legit shot. Oddsmakers have Oklahoma (+1300) on the bubble and everybody looking from the outside in at 20/1 or higher. Jay gives his pick to win it all along with how his top 15 rankings for season's end. Get your bets in early before your favorite team's line drops!

Betting

MyBookie - Get a HUGE 50% bonus (up to $1000 FREE!) after making an initial deposit of $100 or more! Great at getting Visa cards to work for deposits.

Bovada - Boasts the highest credit card acceptance rate on the internet! HUGE menu of wagers for you to choose from! One of few online sportsbooks to offer Texas Hold'em! 50% bonus up to $250 in free cash!

5Dimes - 15 team parlays! 20 point teasers! Reduced juice betting odds! Buy up to 15 points! Most props on the web!

Intertops - The safest place to bet on the web as they've been around over 20 years! Enjoy LIVE college football betting where you can jump into the action at any time during the game and place a bet! This gives you a huge advantage!

Heisman Trophy Betting Odds - USC QB Sam Darnold starts the season off as a heavy favorite at +350 odds. Sooners QB Baker Mayfield is second on the list at +700 but can he keep his nose clean? Louisville QB Lamar Jackson should dominate this season but will Louisville be taken seriously? Oregon Ducks RB Royce Freeman is worth a pop at 60/1 if he gets the carries. Bama WR Calvin Ridley brings experience and big-time playmaking ability and will be featured on National TV a bunch, giving him a legit darkhorse shot. But will they throw the ball enough with a QB who likes to run? Missing from this year's list of odds is a defensive player.

Odds to Win the 2017 College Football Championship - The Alabama Crimson Tide are heavy favorites to win the National Championship this year at 5/2 followed by Ohio St. at 13/5, USC at 7/1 and FSU at 17/2. Things drop off a bit with the Oklahoma Sooners coming in at 12/1, Auburn Tigers at 14/1 and Michigan Wolverines at 16/1. Check out your favorite school's odds here!

Bet on College Football at BetOnline

Featured Articles

Heisman Trophy Winners - A full list of college football quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers who have made history on the field and won the prestigious award.

The Spread - Who will cover the spread? They will! Offers scores, odds, free game predictions, current news and more!