Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies, week nine with another interesting game, a game that is probably complicated for both teams, but as always in most of the games, NIU is the favorite to win, not only for the history but for having a better record than the home team. The Zips have had some problems to win games on the road, but at home so far the record is positive.
Northern Illinois Huskies: Record advantage.
The Huskies this season have a positive record with 5 wins and 3 losses. Most of the defeats were on the road in the first and fourth weeks. In spite of everything, the defense of the Huskies has been key to winning the 5 games in the season. In addition, the team has a perfect record of 4 wins in the conference, the Huskies are first in the MAC West and second overall in the conference in general. On the road they lost against Iowa 33-7 and FSU 37-19.
In the historic against the Akron Zips, the record is positive with 4 wins since 2009 and 3-1 in the ATS. Two victories on the road in 2010 and 2012. The last victory was at home against Akron 27-20 in 2013.
Marcus Childers is not the best quarterback, that can be evidenced in his personal statistics, 54.5% in passes completed this season, only 1064 yards with 8 touchdowns passes and 5 interceptions. Childers has had the support of one of the best defensives and an excellent offense. Most of the interceptions have been on the road.
Akron Zips: We know how to defend our house.
The Zips have a slightly positive record this season with 4 wins and 3 losses, the team is ranked 4th in the East Division of the MAC with 2 wins and 2 losses in the conference. It has not been easy for the Zips, but at home the record has been positive with 2 wins against Morgan State 41-7 and another against Central Michigan the week 17-10. The only defeat at home was against Miami Ohio 41-17, but overall the defense has done a good job.
Kato Nelson will be the starting quaterback today like other games, not the best season for him, just 50% in passes completed with 9 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. His best game was against Morgan State 61.5% of passes completed for 16-26. At home last week against Central Michigan he could barely complete 10 passes from 27 to 37%.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies 11/01/2018
is: take the Northern Illinois Huskies -6 (RUNLINE).
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