TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
#717 TOLEDO (-12′) over Northern Illinois at 4:30 PM EST
Checking in hungry off that 12-point loss at Kent, Toledo will have no trouble traveling to DeKalb and pounding Northern Illinois. The Huskies enter this MAC battle off a massive 19-point straight up home win over the Chippewas and they’ll have a number of issues matched up against this solid Rockets squad.
In the last three meetings between these two conference warriors, UT has come out on top inking a golden 3-0 SU and ATS mark. Equally impressive, when coming off a straight up loss, the Rockets have been an excellent source of income lately posting a proud 19-4 SU and 15-8 ATS record including an elite 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS in this situation if they are fighting a foe that arrives with confidence off a straight up win. Finally, Toledo has been solid in true road games inking a respectable 51-31-1 ATS record including a lucrative 35-17-1 ATS if it is facing a conference foe. With those two parameters live and the Rockets battling an opponent that enters off a pointspread victory, this team trend jumps to a powerful 17-3 SU and ATS.
Holding a soft 20-25 SU and 14-24-2 ATS record, NIU hasn’t exactly been at its best when playing in the comforts of home. In this run taking the floor off a game inside the Convocation Center, the Huskies fall to a horrible 5-10 SU and 2-11 ATS. Additionally, when coming off a straight up win of 10 points or more, Northern Illinois has struggled financially lately posting a stiff 7-26 SU and 10-20-1 ATS mark including a woeful 4-11 SU and 3-11-1 ATS provided this is a conference game.
Offensively, the Rockets are ranked eighth nationally in scoring averaging 84.6 points per game and they’ll have no trouble doubling up a Huskies low-octane attack that averages only 67.9 points per game. Take Toledo. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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