Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan NCAA Football Spread Pick Official Preview

By offshoreinsiders
Oct. 07, 2016

Saturday college football free picks including Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan. The home team, WMU is laying 20-points with a total of 65. Both the side and over/under are up from the openers of -18.5 and 62.5.

UNI is 1-4 ATS, going under their last two. Western Michigan is 5-0 to the number, having gone over both home games. WMU is in fact one of the best spread teams in the country with a +16.7 margin of cover or sometimes called the sweat barometer. Based on that criteria, they are third in the country, though first among teams with five ATS decisions. NIU has a -6.7 sweat barometer. Western Michigan has a high-powered offense getting 5.1 yards per rush teams normally allowing 4.4, 8.9 passing yards per attempt to 7.6 and 6.4 yards per play to 5.7.

An overwhelming majority of 83 percent have bet on Western Michigan, though a tiny majority of 53 have waged on the over. Most of NIU’s numbers hover around average, implying they are better than their 1-4 straight up mark says.

Spread betting trends (all records are ATS): NIU is 6-1 after getting 200 yards or more rushing their last game and 20-7 road. The Broncos are 12-2 following a contest in which they scored 40 or more, 16-5 off win.

Totals angles: Northern Illinois Huskies has gone under 7-1 on the road versus an opponent with a winning home record. WMU has gone under 6-0 if they scored 40 or more last game.

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