Miami Ohio-Northern Illinois Betting Preview: What Do Huskies Have to Play For?
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Miami Ohio at Northern Illinois Betting Odds
- Odds: NIU -7
- Over/Under: 48.5
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPNU
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Miami Ohio is 4-6 and needs wins over NIU and Ball State to reach bowl eligibility, while Northern Illinois has locked up the MAC West for the first time in three years after six straight titles.
NIU went 1-3 against an intentionally brutal non-conference schedule, which set the Huskies up to thrive in MAC play. They have the league’s best defense, but the offense has struggled for most of the year and special teams is still a mess. Miami Ohio is more balanced, ranking top 75 in S&P+ in all three phases of the game, but no higher than 40th in any.
Market Report for Miami Ohio-NIU
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Northern Illinois is attracting most of the action in this game, with 67% of bets and 65% of money wagered (get updated numbers on our live odds page).
The line dropped from NIU -7 to -6.5 for some time before bumping back up to -7 on Wednesday morning.
As for the total, 81% of bets are on the over, but just 57% of dollars wagered are on that side.
What Does NIU Have to Play For?
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