The Northern Illinois Huskies (4-6) host the Western Michigan Broncos (4-6) on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 in a matchup between MAC foes at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. Western Michigan is a 4.5-point underdog. The over/under is set at 56.5 points for the outing.

Offensively, Northern Illinois ranks 91st in the FBS with 356.9 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 27th in total defense (325 yards allowed per contest). Western Michigan ranks 69th in points per game (27.4), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th-worst in the FBS with 32.3 points allowed per contest.

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Northern Illinois vs. Western Michigan Game Info

  • Game Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: DeKalb, Illinois
  • Venue: Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
Northern Illinois vs Western Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northern Illinois -4.5 -105 -115 56.5 -110 -110 -200 +165

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Northern Illinois Recent Performance

  • The Huskies have been a bottom-25 offense over their last three contests, compiling 370 total yards per game during that stretch (-59-worst). They've been better on defense, giving up 335 total yards per contest (46th).
  • The Huskies have been a bottom-25 offensive unit over their last three games, registering 22.7 points per game during that stretch (-29-worst). They've been better on the other side of the ball, giving up 23.3 points per contest (106th-ranked).
  • Over the last three games, Northern Illinois has been bottom-25 in passing offense with 204 passing yards per game (-7-worst) and top-25 in passing defense with 127.3 passing yards allowed per game (15th-best).
  • Over the Huskies' most recent three-game stretch, they rank 95th in rushing offense (166 rushing yards per game) and -88-worst in rushing defense (207.7 rushing yards per game surrendered).
  • The Huskies have not covered the spread and are 1-2 overall over their past three games.
  • In Northern Illinois' past three games, it has hit the over once.

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Northern Illinois Betting Records & Stats

  • Northern Illinois has a 4-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Huskies have covered the spread once when favored by 4.5 points or more this season (in five opportunities).
  • Northern Illinois games have hit the over on five of 10 occasions (50%).
  • Northern Illinois has compiled a 2-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 33.3% of those games).
  • Northern Illinois has a 1-2 record (winning just 20% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -200 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Huskies a 66.7% chance to win.

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Northern Illinois Stats Leaders

  • Rocky Lombardi has recorded 1,799 yards (179.9 ypg) on 153-of-264 passing with nine touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
  • Antario Brown has racked up 914 yards on 155 carries while finding paydirt seven times.
  • This season, Gavin Williams has carried the ball 60 times for 305 yards (30.5 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Trayvon Rudolph's team-high 441 yards as a receiver have come on 39 catches (out of 60 targets) with two touchdowns.
  • Kacper Rutkiewicz has put together a 313-yard season so far with two touchdowns, hauling in 20 passes on 38 targets.
  • Grayson Barnes' 16 grabs are good enough for 291 yards and three touchdowns.
  • George Gumbs has racked up 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 29 tackles.
  • Northern Illinois' tackle leader, Raishein Thomas, has 47 tackles, two TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
  • Nate Valcarel has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 24 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

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