Western Michigan Broncos (4-6) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (4-6)
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northern Illinois Huskies 11/14/23 – As the NCAAF season heats up, Week 12 between Western Michigan Broncos and Northern Illinois Huskies promises to be an intriguing matchup. Both teams enter with identical 4-6 records making this matchup pivotal for their season hopes and ambitions. Set for Tuesday November 14, 2023 as mid-November clash, this game serves not just as regular-season action but as a battle of pride as well as an opportunity for improved standings. As far as NCAAF matchup picks are concerned, this contest promises to be intensely fought.
Western Michigan Broncos will look to key players like Jalen Buckley and Kenneth Womack to carry them to victory against San Diego State on Wednesday. Buckley, with 162 rushing attempts for 892 yards and nine touchdowns on 162 attempts (which accounted for 892 total rushing attempts and 9 touchdowns), may prove pivotal as his ability to break through defenses could make the difference in this matchup. Womack, with 66 receptions totalling 623 yards will provide aerial threats during crucial third down situations when needed most.
Northern Illinois Huskies bring with them their own set of formidable stars, led by running back Antario Brown and wide receiver Trayvon Rudolph. Brown boasts 916 rushing yards from 155 attempts for an incredible 916 total rushing yardage to bring to the Huskies offensive strategy; Rudolph boasts 39 receptions and 439 receiving yards to provide reliable aerial targets; his ability to make key catches could turn the tide in this closely contested contest.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium|
Hayden Wolff QB vs. Rocky Lombardi QB
Hayden Wolff of the Broncos has shown promising signs this season, completing 113 of 168 passes for 1200 yards at an impressive completion percentage of 67.3% and 8 touchdowns. Unfortunately, his tendency to succumb to pressure, resulting in 9 sacks, is cause for concern; thus his performance against Huskies’ defense will be pivotal.
Rocky Lombardi, the Huskies’ signal-caller, brings both experience and grit to this game. Completing only 58.2% of his passes for 1799 yards may seem modest; however, his ability to execute big plays such as his 72-yard longest pass should not be underrated. Lombardi must overcome his vulnerability to sacks (15 in total) while using his passing strengths to dismantle Broncos’ defense successfully.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois Huskies -173, Total Odds: 56.5
The current betting odds slightly favor the Northern Illinois Huskies, with a -173 moneyline, hinting at their perceived slight edge over the Broncos. The total odds set at 56.5 reflect expectations of a high-scoring affair, which aligns with both teams’ offensive capabilities.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Broncos’ betting trends are a mixed bag. Their impressive 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games shows a tendency to outperform betting expectations. However, their overall 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 games against Northern Illinois indicates a historical struggle in this particular matchup. With 7 of their last 8 games going OVER, bettors might lean towards a high-scoring game.
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
Conversely, the Huskies have been less predictable, with a 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games. Their recent home game trends, with the total going UNDER in the last 5, contrast sharply with the Broncos’ OVER trend, adding a layer of complexity to the betting calculus. Their 6-1 SU record in their last 7 home games against Western Michigan, however, does provide some confidence.
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northern Illinois Huskies 11/14/23 Betting Picks
The Broncos and Huskies matchup is a highly complex one, featuring numerous opposing trends and key player matchups. While the Huskies hold home advantage and historical edge in this matchup, the Broncos’ recent form and ability to upset odds cannot be underestimated. Furthermore, both quarterbacks boast distinct styles and strengths which add an interesting tactical component.
Given trends and player strengths, the wise pick seems to lean slightly in favor of the Huskies given their strong home record against Denver; however, bettors looking for value might find more appeal in betting on Denver; the over/under may prove more challenging given contrasting trends between both teams, though their offensive firepower could tilt towards higher scoring action.
Premium experts picks considered the data and trends, a close game with Northern Illinois pulling ahead seems likely. However, the Broncos covering the spread is a strong possibility, making them an attractive pick for spread bettors. For the over/under, leaning towards the OVER, given both teams’ offensive capabilities, seems prudent.
Free Pick and Prediction: Northern Illinois Huskies 31, Western Michigan Broncos 28