Ohio Bobcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies battle for the MAC Championship
The college football week 14 schedule is littered with championship games. The SEC and other big conferences may dominate the headlines, but the MAC Championship game between the Ohio Bobcats and the Northern Illinois Huskies, has a lot to offer.
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The week 14 college football oddsfor this game have opened with the Huskies as 4.5 point favorites. Surprisingly the line has moved down to four points at offshore sportsbooks although 76% of the betting public money is on the Huskies. This is a strong indication of smart money pouring in on the Ohio Bobcats.
This game will be played on a neutral field as the MAC Championship is held on Ford field in Detroit. The Huskies are the hottest team as they enter this game on a seven game winning streak. The main reason for this is the recent play of signal caller Chandler Harnish. He is the leader on the field and a dual threat with the ability to run and pass the ball with success. Harnish is not the only weapon on the squad as Jasmin Hopkins and Nathan Palmer are deadly targets that can go the distance.
Ohio also has their share of weapons starting with quarterback Tyler Tettleton. Like, Harnish, Tettleton is a threat with his arm and his legs and has the ability to break big plays on the ground as well as through the air. LaVon Brazil is another option for the Bobcats offense and has found paydirt 10 times this year and will look to score again this week.
The real difference may be on defense. Up front they are quick to the ball and solid in their approach. This is evident of a disciplined football team that is well coached. In the secondary they have a ball-hawking group that is always around the ball. This will be the ultimate difference maker in this game.
The college football trends in this game indicate this will be a tough game for the Huskies. The Huskies are 5-13 ATS against a team with a winning record and 1-7 ATS in their last eight neutral site games. Meanwhile the Bobcats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog and 6-2 ATS in the last eight games against a team with a winning record.
Take the points in this game; the Bobcats have experience in big games and the edge on defense.
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