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Game: NCAAF Week 12 ✅ Northern Illinois Huskies vs Buffalo Bulls Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAA Football Betting Odds & Lines, Northern Illinois vs Buffalo Picks & Northern Illinois vs Buffalo Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021
Start time: 7:00 PM EST, UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY
TV Channel: ESPN2
Northern Illinois vs Buffalo 11/17/21 Odds
Best Buffalo Bulls Lines: +1½ (-110) Spread – XBET
Over/Under 60 : – BETNOW
Northern Illinois will play against Buffalo on Wednesday at UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY.
Northern Illinois vs Buffalo Betting Prediction
Northern Illinois is 7-3 and won 6 of their last 7 games. The last one came against Ball State where they showed how good they are defensively against the pass and how vulnerable they are against the rush. The Huskies continue to be one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to rush defense. On their own, however, they do not have any trouble rushing the football and are ranked 15th in the country with 220.5 rushing yards per game.
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-6 and on a 2-game losing streak. Their rushing attack is decent, averaging 197.6 rushing yards per game but it is not the same as previous years when it was leading the country. The Bulls are good at passing the ball as well, being ranked 71st with 222.9 passing yards per game. Their biggest problem is the defense that is allowing 30.6 points per game.
The better defense will determine this game’s winner. Northern Illinois allows 218.3 rushing yards per game while Buffalo allows 216.8 rushing yards. Against the pass, Northern Illinois is better, allowing 240.1 passing yards per game while Buffalo allows 244.7 passing yards. Having in mind that Northern Illinois does not have a good offensive passing game, I think this comes as great news for Buffalo who can just stop the run and that will be all that is needed from them.
Northern Illinois vs Buffalo 11/17/21 Pick
Buffalo Bulls +1½ (-110) Spread at