College football gambling expectations continue to rise for the Northern Illinois Huskies as they are a leading NCAA football wagering contender in the MAC as well.
Tuesday night on ESPN2 the Northern Illinois Huskies will host the Toledo Rockets with first place at stake in the West Division of the Mid American Athletic Conference. Kickoff is set for 7:05 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Northern Illinois as an 11 point favorite. Both teams are a perfect 5-0 straight up in MAC action so far in 2010.
The Toledo Rockets have a record of 6-3 straight up and 5-4 with the college football odds as 5 of their 9 games have gone over the total. Toledo is riding a 3 game winning streak and coming off a 42-7 win and payout at Eastern Michigan.
Second year head coach Tim Beckman has done an outstanding job of getting Toledo back among the top programs in the MAC, were they were for most of the previous decade. Toledo is finally starting to click on offense after a slow start as they have scored 34, 31, and 42 points in their last 3 games.
Quarterback Terrance Owens took over as quarterback against Eastern Michigan and passed for 234 yards and 4 touchdowns while starter Austin Dantin remains out with a shoulder injury.
The Northern Illinois Huskies have a record of 7-2 straight up and 6-2-1 with the college football lines. NIU has gone over the total in 5 out of 9 games this year. The Huskies have ripped off 6 consecutive straight up wins and are coming of a 28-21 win at Western Michigan.
Northern Illinois has a powerhouse running attack that is ranked 11th in the nation and led by Chad Spann, who has 1000 yards on the season. The Huskies defense ranks 16th for points allowed. This looks to be third year head coach Jerry Kill’s breakout season.
Northern Illinois has covered just 2 of their last 12 college football gambling matchups with Toledo including just 1 of their last 6 games at home versus the Rockets. The dog has paid out in 6 of the last 8 meetings between these two teams.