Northern Illinois @ Army (Week 3 Betting Line and Prediction)
This game is a little off the beaten path but one that has good value. The Huskies of Northern Illinois (1-1) travel to Michie Stadium to take on the Army Cadets (0-1). The Cadets opened the season last weekend on the road at San Diego State and quickly fell behind 21-0 at the half. Army surrendered (443) total yards as a balanced Aztek attack kept the Cadets guessing by throwing for (215) yards and rushing for (228). The Aztek’s were able to complete passes to seven different receivers. Meanwhile, Army passed for a paltry 50 yards out of their run based offense.
Northern Illinois bounced back from an 18-17 opening loss versus Iowa by rolling past Tennessee-Martin 35-7. Northern Illinois is 14/28 50% on third down conversions so far this season. QB Jordan Lynch has completed 25 of 41 passes for (268) yards through two games and the Huskies are averaging (4.2) yards per rush. Defensively, the Huskies have allowed only (2) touchdowns and (12.5) ppg. Northern Illinois came into the 2012 season riding a 9 game winning streak prior to falling to Iowa . A few stats to keep in mind are the Huskies are 10-0 on turf recently and are 10-1 straight up in its last eleven games. Army is 0-5 straight up in its last five contests.
Northern Illinois @ Army Betting Prediction
So who wins the game and what is the play?
Last year these two teams met and Northern Illinois hammered Army 49-26. The athleticism of the Huskies mainly on defense will be too much for an anemic passing game for Army to overcome. The Huskies probably will not put 49 points up this year but will control both lines of scrimmage in a convincing win. Start your Saturday off right with this 12 pm eastern kick and lay the (-3) points with the Northern Illinois Huskies as they breeze to a 27-10 victory!
Play: Northern Illinois -3
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Written by: Martin Millard