NCAA betting odds excitement is high for the Miami-OH Redhawks as they have emerged as a surprise division champion with the NCAA betting lines.
The Northern Illinois Huskies will take on the Miami-OH Redhawks in the Mid American Conference Championship Game from Ford Field in Detroit. ESPN2 will handle the telecast that is set to begin at 7 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Northern Illinois as a 15 point favorite.
The Miami-OH Redhawks have a college football betting record of 8-4 straight up and 7-5 against the spread with 10 of their games going under the total. Miami is riding a 4 game winning streak and coming off a 23-3 home payout over Temple to clinch the MAC East Division crown.
In just his 2nd year on the job Mike Haywood has put his name among the other coaching legends at the school known as the “Cradle of Coaches.” Defense is the strength of the Redhawks as they rank 31st in the nation overall and 21st against the rush.
What is interesting about the Redhawks is that they have had to rely on backup quarterback Austin Boucher to lead them to this title game and he responded with a 65% completion rate and 3/1 touchdown/interception ratio. Thomas Merriweather has helped keep the heat off Boucher with a team best 736 yards rushing and over 5 yards per carry.
The Northern Illinois Huskies have a college football gambling record of 10-2 straight up and 9-2-1 against the spread with 8 of their games going over the total. The Huskies have won 9 games in a row and have gone over the total in their last 3 games.
NIU is coming off a 71-3 payout at woeful Eastern Michigan and has a win earlier this year at Minnesota of the Big Ten while also getting the money at Illinois in a close 28-22 loss.
The Huskies defense ranks an impressive 14th in the nation for points allowed and the offense features a powerful ground attack led by Chad Spann’s 1239 yards and 5.5 yards per carry average. Chandler Harnish has been another key asset with the NCAA betting odds as he has 761 yards and is over 6 yards per carry.