Eastern Michigan Vs Northern Illinois NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends | 10/2/2021

MAC foes meet when the Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-1, 0-0 MAC) take on the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-2, 0-0 MAC). The Eagles (-1) take to the road against the Huskies (-105 on the moneyline to win) on October 2, 2021 at 2:30 PM ET. The total for the contest is set at 62 points.

Before placing a bet on this game, read this article where we provide the best available odds and break down everything you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, stats, trends and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Eastern Michigan Vs. Northern Illinois Betting Odds

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Eastern Michigan Offense Vs. Northern Illinois Defense

Eagles Offense Stats (Rank) Huskies Defense
35.8 (35) Points/Gm 37.0 (122)
377.0 (81) Yards/Gm 427.3 (104)
211.3 (83) Pass Yards/Gm 189.5 (43)
165.8 (60) Rush Yards/Gm 237.8 (125)
8.4 (38) Yards/Pass 8.2 (106)
4.1 (76) Yards/Rush 5.5 (120)
50.0% (20) 3rd Down % 46.8% (118)
4 (46) Turnovers 2 (108)
5 (42) Sacks 4 (93)

Northern Illinois Offense Vs. Eastern Michigan Defense

Northern Illinois Offense Stats (Rank) Eastern Michigan Defense
29.0 (70) Points/Gm 24.5 (76)
390.0 (72) Yards/Gm 407.0 (89)
174.3 (109) Pass Yards/Gm 213.3 (62)
215.8 (21) Rush Yards/Gm 193.8 (110)
7.4 (77) Yards/Pass 7.5 (86)
5.4 (19) Yards/Rush 4.8 (102)
36.7% (78) 3rd Down % 40.0% (83)
7 (95) Turnovers 5 (51)
0 (1) Sacks 9 (32)

When Eastern Michigan Has The Ball

  • The Eagles are 20th in the FBS in third-down percentage (50.0%) and will be facing the 118th-ranked Huskies defense in that category (46.8%).
  • Eastern Michigan has the 35th-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 35.8 points per game. Northern Illinois’ defense is 122nd, giving up 37.0 points per contest.
  • The Eagles’ passing attack averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt (38th in the FBS). The Huskies allow 8.2 per pass (106th in college football).
  • Eastern Michigan’s running game ranks 60th in the FBS (165.8 yards per game). Northern Illinois gives up 237.8 rushing yards per game (125th).

When Northern Illinois Has The Ball

  • The Eagles defense allows 193.8 yards per game on the ground (110th in college football). The Huskies will be looking to exploit that fact with the No. 21 rushing offense (215.8 per game).
  • Northern Illinois averages 5.4 yards per rushing attempt (19th in the FBS), and Eastern Michigan allows 4.8 per carry (102nd in college football).
  • The Huskies’ 174.3 passing yards per game ranks 109th in the FBS. The Eagles’ defense allows 213.3 through the air (62nd in college football).
  • Eastern Michigan has forced five turnovers (51st-most in the FBS), and Northern Illinois has committed seven turnovers (33rd-most in college football).

Eastern Michigan Betting Trends And Insights

  • Eastern Michigan has covered once in three games with a spread this season.
  • The Eagles have covered the spread once this season (1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 1-point favorites.
  • Eastern Michigan’s games have gone over the point total twice this season.
  • Eastern Michigan’s games have had a combined total of more than 62 points two times this season (in three outings).
  • The Eagles have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games.

Northern Illinois Betting Trends And Insights

  • Northern Illinois has won two games against the spread this year.
  • The Huskies have been an underdog by 1 point or more three times this year, and covered the spread in one of those games.
  • So far this year, two of Northern Illinois’ games have gone over the point total.
  • Northern Illinois has combined with its opponent to score more than 62 points only twice this season.
  • This season, the Huskies have been the underdog three times and won one of those games.

Eastern Michigan Players To Watch

  • Ben Bryant has thrown for 675 yards while completing 64.8% of his passes (46-of-71), with four touchdowns and zero interceptions this year (168.8 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 23 times for 82 yards and one touchdown, averaging 20.5 yards per game.
  • Jawon Hamilton has run for a team-leading 239 yards on 41 carries (79.7 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Darius Boone has rushed for 220 yards on 52 carries (55.0 yards per game), with three touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Dylan Drummond has reeled in 15 passes for a team-best 201 yards while scoring one touchdown. He averages 50.3 yards per game.
  • Hassan Beydoun has also chipped in with 15 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown this year. He puts up 48.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Zach Westmoreland has 182 receiving yards on seven receptions, with one touchdown, averaging 60.7 yards per game.

Northern Illinois Players To Watch

  • This year, Rocky Lombardi has collected 697 passing yards (174.3 yards per game) while going 56-for-94 (59.6% completion percentage) and throwing five touchdowns and five interceptions. He has added 214 rushing yards on 27 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 53.5 yards per game.
  • Harrison Waylee has 88 carries for a team-high 487 rushing yards (121.8 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • Cole Tucker has 12 catches and paces his team with 206 receiving yards (51.5 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Tyrice Richie has also chipped in with 16 receptions for 175 yards.
  • This season Trayvon Rudolph has caught eight passes for 125 yards and one touchdown, averaging 41.7 receiving yards per game.

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