Northern Illinois Vs. Buffalo: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 17, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

MAC foes hit the field when the Northern Illinois Huskies (7-3, 5-1 MAC) meet the Buffalo Bulls (4-6, 2-4 MAC) at UB Stadium in Buffalo, New York. The Huskies (-1.5) visit the Bulls (-101 on the moneyline to win) on November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The point total for the contest is set at 59.5 points.

Check out this article before you place a bet on this game for updated odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from team and player stats to key metrics, betting insights and more.

This article references betting data current as of November 17, 2021 at 6:02 PM ET. Find all the current odds for this game in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Northern Illinois Vs. Buffalo Betting Odds

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Northern Illinois Offense Vs. Buffalo Defense

Huskies Offense Stats (Rank) Bulls Defense
31.5 (46) Points/Gm 30.6 (100)
429.7 (42) Yards/Gm 427.2 (106)
209.2 (89) Pass Yards/Gm 228.1 (68)
220.5 (14) Rush Yards/Gm 199.1 (115)
7.8 (54) Yards/Pass 9.5 (126)
4.8 (36) Yards/Rush 4.9 (104)
36.9% (87) 3rd Down % 38.9% (61)
9 (48) Turnovers 5 (116)
1 (2) Sacks 13 (16)

Buffalo Offense Vs. Northern Illinois Defense

Buffalo Offense Stats (Rank) Northern Illinois Defense
32.1 (43) Points/Gm 33.3 (110)
420.7 (50) Yards/Gm 440.6 (114)
223.9 (65) Pass Yards/Gm 232.6 (73)
196.8 (27) Rush Yards/Gm 208.0 (120)
7.3 (76) Yards/Pass 7.7 (90)
4.4 (57) Yards/Rush 5.9 (128)
46.3% (18) 3rd Down % 36.7% (44)
8 (35) Turnovers 3 (127)
2 (4) Sacks 4 (107)

When Northern Illinois Has The Ball

  • The Huskies have the 14th-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (220.5 yards per game), and will look to exploit the No. 115 defense in that category, as the Bulls’ defense allows 199.1 per game on the ground.
  • Northern Illinois ranks 54th in the FBS at 7.8 yards per pass attempt. Buffalo allows 9.5 yards per passing play (126th in college football).
  • The Huskies have committed nine turnovers, 48th-lowest in the FBS, while the Bulls have forced five turnovers (12th-fewest in college football).
  • Northern Illinois averages 4.8 yards per rushing attempt (36th in the FBS), and Buffalo allows 4.9 per carry (104th in college football).

When Buffalo Has The Ball

  • The Bulls are No. 4 ranked in college football in sacks allowed (two), facing the pass rush ranked 107th, the Huskies (four).
  • Buffalo’s running game ranks 27th in the FBS (196.8 yards per game), while Northern Illinois allows 208.0 per game (120th-ranked run defense).
  • The Huskies rank 127th in college football with three turnovers forced, while the Bulls have committed eight (35th).
  • Northern Illinois gives up 5.9 yards per rushing attempt (128th in the FBS). Buffalo is 57th in rushing, averaging 4.4 per carry.
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Northern Illinois Betting Trends And Insights

  • Northern Illinois has covered six times in 10 games with a spread this season.
  • The Huskies have been favored by 1.5 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have combined to hit the over five out of 10 times this season.
  • In five games this season, Northern Illinois and its opponents have scored more than 59.5 combined points.
  • The Huskies have been the moneyline favorite a total of three times this season, and they’ve won each of those games.

Buffalo Betting Trends And Insights

  • Buffalo has a record of just 2-6-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Bulls have covered the spread once when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year (in five opportunities).
  • A total of four Buffalo games this season have hit the over.
  • Buffalo has combined with its opponent to score more than 59.5 points in four of nine games this season.
  • The Bulls have been listed as the underdog five times this season and have failed to win any of those games.

Northern Illinois Players To Watch

  • Rocky Lombardi leads his team with 2,089 passing yards (208.9 per game) and has a 58.1% completion percentage (155-of-267), throwing 13 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He also has 376 rushing yards on 69 carries (with five touchdowns), averaging 37.6 yards per game.
  • Jevyon Ducker has run for a team-high 734 yards on 131 carries (91.8 yards per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Harrison Waylee has 574 yards on 101 carries (114.8 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Trayvon Rudolph has grabbed 40 passes for a team-high 747 yards while scoring seven touchdowns. He averages 83.0 yards per game.
  • Tyrice Richie has chipped in with 43 receptions for 534 yards and one touchdown.
  • Cole Tucker has totaled 369 yards on 23 receptions with two touchdowns, averaging 61.5 yards per game.

Buffalo Players To Watch

  • Kyle Vantrease leads his team with 1,863 passing yards (186.3 per game) and has a 61.3% completion percentage (160-of-261), throwing eight touchdown passes and six interceptions. He also has 115 rushing yards on 31 carries (with three touchdowns), averaging 11.5 yards per game.
  • Dylan McDuffie has taken 160 carries for a team-leading 860 rushing yards (86.0 yards per game) while scoring 10 touchdowns.
  • Ron Cook Jr. has run for 401 yards on 80 carries (40.1 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year. He also has 17 catches for 168 yards (16.8 per game).
  • Quian Williams has 58 catches, leading his team with 788 yards (78.8 ypg) while also scoring two touchdowns this season.
  • Dominic Johnson has also contributed with 29 receptions for 404 yards and two touchdowns.
  • This season Jamari Gassett is averaging 30.0 yards per game, with 14 catches for 210 yards and one touchdown.

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