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Commodores vs Huskies Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
On Saturday, September 17th at 3:30 PM ET, the Northern Illinois Huskies and Vanderbilt Commodores at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL. CBSS will carry the TV coverage for the game. The odds for this week 3 non conference matchup have the Huskies as the -2.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 58.5.
Commodores vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Vanderbilt Commodores at Northern Illinois Huskies
- Where: DeKalb at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- NILL -2.5, VAND +111 | NILL -134 O/U 58.5
The Vanderbilt Commodores travel to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the SEC.
In their last matchup, Vanderbilt fell by a score of 45-25 to Wake Forest. Heading into the game, the Commodores were 13.5 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. The two team’s combined to score 70 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 65.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 451 yards, with 151 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 64th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Vanderbilt is ranked 131st in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 300 yards through the air.
Offensively, the Commodores are the 33rd ranked scoring offense, at 43.33 points per-game. Heading into the game, they have an equal amount of rushing and receiving touchdowns at 8 apiece. This season, Vanderbilt has been able to establish the run game, as they are averaging 232.0 yards per-game (23rd), while handing the ball off an average of 37.0 times per-game. Heading into the game, the Commodores will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 207.67 yards places them 118th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 129th ranked team in attempts per contest (27.67).
The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Mid-American.
In their last game, Northern Illinois fell to Tulsa by a score of 38-35, but they were able to cover the spread as 6.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 73 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 63.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 429 yards, with 107 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 42nd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Northern Illinois is ranked 169th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 322 yards through the air.
On offense, the Huskies are averaging 34.5 points per-game, good for 66th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 5, while throwing for 4. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 87th in yards per-game at 156.5. On average, they hand the ball off 35.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Huskies will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 225.5 yards places them 96th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 143rd ranked team in attempts per contest (26.5).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Commodores have an ATS record of 1-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 3-0-0. Although Vanderbilt has a straight up record of 1-4-0 in their last 5 road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-1-0. The team averaged 24.2 points per game in these games.
In terms of betting, the Huskies have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-0-0. Northern Illinois has played well in their previous 5 home games, going 4-1-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 32.0 points per game while allowing 29.4. The team’s also performed well vs the spread at 2-3-0.
Commodores vs Huskies Pick
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