The winner of this game will be in prime position to win the West Division and go to the MAC title game. It is a huge rivalry game as well and should get some attention in college football betting lines since it is on ESPN 2.
Winner Likely to Take the Division
This is such a huge game in the MAC because both teams have easy games after this one. Northern Illinois and Toledo are both 5-0 in the conference so the winner of this game will probably play in the MAC title game. Northern Illinois has Ball State and Eastern Michigan remaining after this game so they should have no trouble winning those two while Toledo has Bowling Green and Central Michigan in two games they should win.
Toledo has owned the Series
Toledo has won 14 of the past 16 meetings, and three of the past four in this series. Last year the Rockets won at home 20-19. The Rockets are 11-6 all-time in DeKalb. Last year the Huskies had a chance to win the game but they had a field goal blocked with just second remaining.
Northern Illinois has won six straight and if they get this win on Tuesday it would be their longest winning streak since 2003. The Huskies are 7-2 which is their best start since 2004. Northern Illinois is 49-17 for .742 winning percentage in their last 66 home contests and a 33-11 record since 2003. The Huskies boast the No. 1 rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense and passing efficiency in the MAC.
Tuesday Betting Stats
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Rockets are 9-2-1 vs. the college football betting lines in their last 12 meetings against Northern Illinois. The Huskies are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Huskies are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. As we look at the college football odds with the total we notice that the Over is 5-2 in the Rockets last 7 games overall. The Over is 6-2 in the Huskies last 8 games in November. The Under is 15-6-1 in the Huskies last 22 home games. The Under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.