MAC Football for many across the country has focused on Northern Illinois for years. The conferences dominant program has had many marquee wins as well as almost beating undefeated Ohio State this year. Now they are in the unaccustomed role as spoiler heading into the conference showdown at Toledo. A near touchdown’s difference on Tuesday has triggered the Free Play alert at the HRWager home office. Read on to ascertain which team will walk away with the critical ATS win for the handicappers.
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This could be the changing of the guard moment for this mid major. Huskies’ fans have been in heaven as their program has beaten Toledo five straight years. This is now the sixth year that the Rockets are in this game with key MAC West ramifications. How can they stop the only school that has made their conference championship for five straight years?
This year looked like NIU had fallen off the cliff but their revamped offense got traction just as the conference schedule started. Now they are dispatching foes with ease as Miami of Ohio got crushed at home 45-12. Balance was the key to the NIU offense as they had over two hundred in the air and over three hundred on the ground. What is even more beneficial is that one was not needed to open the other dimension up. They flourish at doing both which is a stark departure from some years of NIU football.
Rocket’s defense is somewhat suspect as they gave up 35 to UMass. A 51-35 win should have been more but Toledo also gave up three turnovers. Key is that the road team is 4-0 ATS in this series as of late. Destiny might come to Toledo this time but NIU carries the cash away. Go with the Huskies plus the points in this Tuesday moneymaker here to HRWager.