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    The Northern Illinois Huskies (4-4) play on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET against the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-4) at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

    The Huskies are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), versus the Chippewas. The over/under for this matchup is 46 points.

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    Game Info for Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    • Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
    Northern Illinois vs Central Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Northern Illinois -3 -110 -110 46 -110 -110 N/A N/A

    Northern Illinois Pick Insights

    • Northern Illinois has posted a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Northern Illinois is 1-3 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Northern Illinois games with a set total have hit the over four times this season (50%).

    Northern Illinois Stats & Insights

    • Northern Illinois ranks 101st in total offense this year (343.5 yards per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 343.5 yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Northern Illinois ranks 91st in the FBS with 24.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 42nd in points allowed (312.8 points allowed per contest).
    • While Northern Illinois ranks 25th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 189.3 passing yards per game, it’s been a different situation with the defense, which ranks sixth-best (164.1 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Northern Illinois is totaling 154.3 rushing yards per game on offense (68th in the FBS), and ranks 76th defensively with 148.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Northern Illinois ranks 52nd in third-down efficiency (42%) on offense and 71st in third-down percentage allowed (37.5%) on defense this season.
    • Northern Illinois has the 36th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing 12 turnovers (54th in the FBS) while turning it over nine times (33rd in the FBS).

    Northern Illinois’ Best Players

    • Rocky Lombardi has thrown for 1,360 yards (170 ypg) to lead Northern Illinois, completing 58.1% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Antario Brown, has carried the ball 115 times for 674 yards (84.3 per game), scoring six times.
    • Gavin Williams has collected 277 yards on 55 carries, scoring three times.
    • Kacper Rutkiewicz’s 313 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 38 times and has registered 20 receptions and two touchdowns.
    • Grayson Barnes has hauled in 14 receptions totaling 255 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Trayvon Rudolph has been the target of 42 passes and hauled in 25 receptions for 212 yards, an average of 26.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • George Gumbs has racked up 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Jaden Dolphin, Northern Illinois’ leading tackler, has 37 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Nate Valcarel has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 16 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Central Michigan Betting Insights

    • Central Michigan has covered the spread twice in eight opportunities this year.
    • Central Michigan is a 2-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • In Central Michigan’s eight games with a set total, four have hit the over (50%).

    Central Michigan Pick Insights

    • From an offensive angle, Central Michigan is accumulating 325.1 total yards per contest (108th-ranked). It ranks 91st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (395 total yards surrendered per game).
    • Central Michigan ranks 104th in the FBS with 22 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 101st with 29.8 points allowed per contest on defense.
    • In terms of passing, this season has been rough for Central Michigan on both offense and defense, as it is averaging just 188.4 passing yards per contest (24th-worst) and surrendering 251.3 passing yards per game (25th-worst).
    • In terms of rushing, Central Michigan ranks 90th in the FBS on offense (136.8 rushing yards per game) and 67th on the other side of the ball (143.8 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Central Michigan ranks 107th in the FBS with a 33.9% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 82nd with a 39.8% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • Central Michigan has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -6 is 16th-worst in the FBS.

    Central Michigan’s Best Players

    • Jase Bauer has 1,221 passing yards, or 152.6 per game, so far this season. He has completed 58.4% of his passes and has thrown five touchdowns with six interceptions. He’s also contributed on the ground with 27.9 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner seven times.
    • Myles Bailey has run the ball 86 times for 358 yards, with three touchdowns.
    • Marion Lukes has collected 252 yards (on 72 carries) with two touchdowns, while also catching 23 passes for 228 yards.
    • Jesse Prewitt III has collected 26 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 379 (47.4 yards per game). He’s been targeted 37 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Chris Parker has racked up 270 receiving yards (33.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 17 receptions.
    • Tyson Davis’ 30 targets have resulted in 20 grabs for 251 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Maurice White leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Kyle Moretti, Central Michigan’s leading tackler, has 31 tackles, four TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Trey Jones has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has 26 tackles and one pass defended to his name.

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