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    On Saturday at 1:30 PM ET, the Northern Illinois Huskies (3-8) will host the Akron Zips (1-9).

    The Huskies are expected to win by double digits (currently -10) against the Zips. The over/under for this matchup is 54.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Northern Illinois vs. Akron

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN3
    • Location: DeKalb, Illinois
    • Stadium: Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
    Huskies vs Zips Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Huskies -10 -109 -112 54.5 -110 -110 -379 +289

    Northern Illinois Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Akron has compiled a 4-5-1 record against the spread.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 10 points or more, the Zips have a 3-3 record against the spread.
    • Akron has hit the over in four of their 10 games with a set total (40%).

    Northern Illinois Stats & Insights

    • Northern Illinois is compiling 383.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 73rd in the FBS. Defensively, the Huskies rank 77th, allowing 385.1 yards per contest.
    • Northern Illinois sports the 66th-ranked scoring offense this season (28.6 points per game), and has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th-worst with 31.7 points allowed per game.
    • While Northern Illinois’ pass defense ranks 99th with 247.5 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been worse, ranking 18th-worst (183.6 passing yards per game).
    • Northern Illinois ranks 50th in run defense this year (137.6 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 199.6 rushing yards per game.
    • Northern Illinois owns the 51st-ranked third-down offense this year (41.2% third-down conversion rate), but has been worse on defense, ranking 15th-worst with a 44.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Northern Illinois ranks 52nd in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 16 turnovers (56th in the FBS) while committing 14 (46th in the FBS).

    Northern Illinois’ Best Players

    • Ethan Hampton has thrown for 798 yards (72.5 ypg) to lead Northern Illinois, completing 59% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Harrison Waylee has racked up 872 yards on 157 carries while finding paydirt five times.
    • Antario Brown has piled up 689 yards on 110 carries, scoring seven times.
    • Cole Tucker’s team-high 597 yards as a receiver have come on 42 catches (out of 68 targets) with four touchdowns.
    • Kacper Rutkiewicz has caught 24 passes for 405 yards (36.8 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
    • Shemar Thornton’s 26 catches have turned into 280 yards.
    • Michael Kennedy has collected 6.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 5.0 TFL and 23 tackles.
    • C.J. Brown, Northern Illinois’ top tackler, has 60 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Eric Rogers has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 11 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

    Akron Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Akron has put together a 4-5-1 record against the spread.
    • In games it has played as at least 10-point underdogs this year, Akron is 3-3 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Akron’s 10 games with a set total.

    Akron Stats & Insights

    • Akron has not been getting things done defensively, ranking 22nd-worst with 430.5 total yards given up per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, compiling 363.9 total yards per contest (88th-ranked).
    • Akron has been outplayed on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 17th-worst in points (19.5 per game) and sixth-worst in points surrendered (36.7 per game).
    • Akron’s pass defense ranks 98th in the FBS with 247.2 passing yards given up per game, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 22nd-best by piling up 281.7 passing yards per contest.
    • Akron ranks third-worst in rushing yards per game (82.2), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 105th in the FBS with 183.3 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Akron’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering a 34.2% third-down percentage, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 70th with a 39.2% third-down rate allowed.
    • Akron has produced eight forced turnovers (130th in the FBS) and committed 20 turnovers (110th in the FBS) this season for a -12 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Akron’s Best Players

    • DJ Iron has thrown for 2,592 yards on 255-of-381 passing with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 312 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
    • Cam Wiley has carried the ball 82 times for 359 yards, with five touchdowns.
    • Shocky Jacques-Louis’ 780 receiving yards (78.0 yards per game) are a team high. He has 65 catches on 94 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Alex Adams has caught 49 passes and compiled 687 receiving yards (68.7 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Daniel George has racked up 592 reciving yards (59.2 ypg) this season.
    • Victor Jones paces the team with 2.5 sacks, and also has 7.0 TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Bubba Arslanian is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 74 tackles, 5.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Jalen Hooks leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 12 tackles and one pass defended.
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