Arkansas vs. Northern Illinois NCAA Football Odds Report

Posted by D.Zamzack on Wednesday,September 17, 2014 9:10, EDT in

In what is anticipated to be a tantalizing action-packed football game, the Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Fayetteville. After a 2-1 start to the season, which is their best start in two years, the Razorbacks will indubitably go to Saturday’s game with their heads held high and a 14-point lead in the current college football betting lines.

A Closer Look at the Razorbacks vs Huskies NCAA Football Odds Match Up

Why Bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks

With Brandon Allen having completed 58.3 percent of his passes together with six touchdowns, the Razorbacks will have someone to inspire their offense. Of course, his course will have to be supported by hard work from other players in the team. These include Jonathan Williams who has six rushing touchdowns, Alex Collins averaging 8.2 yards per carry for 411 yards and has five touchdowns, and Demetrius Wilson who leads the Razorbacks’ receivers with six catches.

In the department of defense, the Arkansas team boasts of an improved defensive system, having three interceptions, seven sacks and two fumble recoveries. Besides the change to better defensive tactics, the improvements are thanks to a string of outstanding performances by various players in the defense. Some of these individuals whose brilliance have uplifted the team include Martrell Spaight leading the defense with 24 tackles, Brook Ellis following Spaight with 20 tackles, and Taiwan Johnson having 3.5 sacks.

Why Bet on the NIU Huskies

On the other hand, the Northern Illinois Huskies are enjoying a blistering form that has seen them record a 3-0 start to the season. Leading the team’s front line is quarterback Drew Hare who has rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns on top of the 62.7 percent of completed passes with a total of six touchdowns. His impressive form is complemented by Da’Ron Brown’s 19 catches for 357 yards and an inspiring four touchdowns for the Huskies.

Razorbacks vs Huskies Game Odds and Expert Betting Analysis

NORTHERN ILLINOIS: +14-110
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: -14-110

In terms of numbers, NIU’s defense has two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 11 sacks. This, essentially, underscores the fact that Huskies defense has been better against the run than against the pass. Though Arkansas is known to have a relatively strong offense, it will face a demanding task against the impressive defensive players in the Huskies backline. Marin Moore leads the defensive record with 18 tackles and an interception, Michael Santacaterina follows with 18 tackles, and Rasheen Lemon has two sacks and 17 tackles

Since both teams are going to Saturday’s game on the back of victories against competitive teams, the game will be tightly matched. However, the Razorbacks have a slight edge over their opponents. However, winning the game will eventually come down to the strongest defense and the team that plays QB better.