Northern Illinois still has a chance to earn bowl eligibility. But NIU needs to start winning quickly.
The Huskies (4-5, 3-2 MAC) will host Ball State at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, Illinois.
Here’s more info about the game.
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Ball State vs. Northern Illinois Betting Odds
NIU is a -9.5 college football betting odds favorite against Ball State, with the Over/Under being 43.5.
The moneyline for NIU is -375, while it’s +280 for Ball State.
Ball State vs. Northern Illinois On TV
The Ball State vs. Northern Illinois game will be televised on CBSSN.
Ball State vs. Northern Illinois Prediction
I’m picking Northern Illinois to win but for Ball State to cover the spread at +9.5. I’m also predicting the game will go Under 43.5 total points.
Ball State may only have two wins this season, but the Cardinals have kept their recent games close. They haven’t lost by more than 14 points the past four weeks. All of those games have been low-scoring, so I don’t expect this one to be different.
However, Northern Illinois will desperately want to bounce back after losing to Central Michigan. So I think the Huskies find a way to win at home here.