Northern Illinois vs Toledo:An important MAC showdown awaits Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET when the Toledo Rockets visit the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Huskies are three-point favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 55.5 in the latest Northern Illinois vs. Toledo odds. Those lines have been wiggling around a bit, with Northern Illinois originally opening as a 2.5-point favorite and the total opening at 54.5. With weeknight MACtion on tap, you’ll definitely want to check out the up-to-the-minute projections from the advanced computer model at SportsLine before making your Northern Illinois vs. Toledo picks and predictions.
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Now, the model has crunched the numbers for Northern Illinois vs. Toledo, and the results are in. We can tell you the model is leaning Over, and it has also locked in a strong point-spread selection that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
For Northern Illinois vs. Toledo, the model is well aware of how brutal of a schedule the Huskies have played and how well it has prepared them for MAC play. They put Iowa, Utah and Florida State on their non-conference slate. While they lost all three of those, it’s paid off in the long-run.
Northern Illinois has won five straight, with four conference victories and a road win over BYU. NIU’s defense has been playing very well during the winning streak, allowing just 18.4 points per game with star edge rusher Sutton Smith leading the way.
However, don’t assume that makes Northern Illinois an easy call against the spread.
The MAC West has come down to these two teams regularly over the last decade and Toledo has actually gotten the best of Northern Illinois in each of their last two meetings. This year, it should be a matchup of strength on strength with Toledo’s offense humming ahead of Wednesday night’s game.
In consecutive MAC wins, the Rockets have outscored opponents 96-37 and are averaging 523 yards of offense. And they’ve done that without starting quarterback Mitchell Guadagni, who was injured early in the Western Michigan game.
The Rockets have dominated with perfect balance, throwing the ball 67 times and running it 73 times in those two games. If they can use backup quarterback Eli Peters and their rushing attack to keep Northern Illinois on its heels defensively, they’ll have a chance to cover on the road