Check out our free Zips vs Huskies pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in DeKalb. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.

Zips vs Huskies Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds

The Zips will play host to the Huskies at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL, with a kickoff scheduled for 1:30 PM ET. The game will be televised on ESN3. The odds for this week 13 Mid-American matchup have the Huskies as the -10 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 53.

Zips vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Akron Zips at Northern Illinois Huskies
  • Where: DeKalb at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, November 26th
  • Betting Odds:
  • NILL -10, AKRON +285 | NILL -366 O/U 53

Zips Preview:

As the Zips travel to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies, they have an overall record of 1-9. This includes going 0-6 in Mid-American action.

Akron are coming off a 34-28 loss to Eastern Michigan. This defeat came at home, and led to an ATS push as they were 6.0 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 62 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 57.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 345 yards, with 155 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 137th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Akron is ranked 132nd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 190 yards through the air.

Coming into this week’s game, the Akron offense is averaging 19.5. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Northern Illinois defense ranked 118th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Akron can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 82.3 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Northern Illinois defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Zips are the 30th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 283.0. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 42.3 times per contest, placing them 11th in the NCAA.

Huskies Preview:

As the Huskies travel to take on the Akron Zips, they have an overall record of 3-8. This includes going 2-5 in Mid-American action.

Northern Illinois is coming off a 6 loss to Miami (OH) by a score of 29-23. The Huskies entered the game as 1.0 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. The two team’s combined to score 52 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 44.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 356 yards, with 171 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 59th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Northern Illinois is ranked 123rd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 185 yards through the air.

Coming into this week’s game, the Northern Illinois offense is averaging 28.64. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Akron defense ranked 127th in EPA. Throughout the season, the Northern Illinois offense has leaned on their rushing attack, but comes into the game with a below average success rate. This week could be an opportunity to improve their overall rushing numbers Akron is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Huskies will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 183.64 yards places them 154th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 173rd ranked team in attempts per contest (26.36).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Zips have an ATS record of 4-4-1. Their current over-under record sits at 3-6-0. Although Akron has a straight up record of 0-5-0 in their last 5 road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3-0. The team averaged 15.8 points per game in these games.

In terms of betting, the Huskies have an ATS record of 4-6-0. Their current over-under record sits at 7-3-0. Through their last 5 home games, Northern Illinois has an ATS record of just 0-5-0. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 27.8 points per game.

Zips vs Huskies Pick

Free Spread Prediction: Akron Zips 10

Free Total Prediction: Over 53

 


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