MAC Championship: Miami Ohio vs. Northern Illinois Betting Preview

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This MAC Championship game featuring Miami Ohio vs. Northern Illinois betting preview is courtesy of SBG Global. 

MAC Championship
Miami-Ohio vs. Northern Illinois
Friday, 7:00 pm Eastern – ESPN 2

Northern Illinois is heavily favored to rout Miami of Ohio on Friday night in the MAC Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit.  Northern Illinois is now ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in seven college football seasons.  They should stay there as they are expected to have no trouble with Miami.

Northern Illinois is a 17.5 favorite with a total of 55 at SBG Global.

Northern Illinois has not won the MAC title in 27 years but this season they are head and shoulders above everyone else in the conference.  They won the Western Division and went unbeaten in conference play.  The Huskies have won nine straight games overall and outscored their last three opponents by a combined 195-54.   Northern Illinois is seventh in the country in rushing offense at 279.2 yards per college football game. They ran for 544 yards last week.  Not only can Northern Illinois score they can stop other teams. They are allowing just 18.5 points per game.


Miami was 1-11 last season but this season they have been amazing as they are 8-4 overall and 7-1 in the MAC.  They got a huge break last week when Ohio lost to Kent and that put the RedHawks into the title game. Miami wins with defense as in their last four games they have held opponents to 11.8 points per game. Miami is in the MAC title game for the first time since 2007 and they last won the title in 2003. 

Northern Illinois has won the last five meetings between the two teams.  The last three meetings have all been close though with each being decided by five points or less. Looking at more football betting stats for Friday we find that the Huskies are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Huskies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of more than 10 points. The Huskies are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The RedHawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Under is 4-0 in the Huskies last 4 neutral site games. The Over is 8-3 in the Huskies last 11 games overall. The Over is 7-3 in the Huskies last 10 conference games. The Under is 7-0 in the RedHawks last 7 games overall. The Under is 6-0 in the RedHawks last 6 conference games.

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