Authored by NCAA Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Football game on Friday December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (7-5) Bowling Green falcons winners of the Mid-American Conference East division will make the trip from their campus about one hour to the Motor City to take on the (10-2) Northern Illinois Huskies champions of the MAC West division in 2014 MAC Championship action. The team will play at the luxurious Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions in downtown Detroit, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper didn’t know how to approach the Bowling Green Falcons on betting picks this season, after years of being a dominant defensive team they were all offense early in the season. Northern Illinois, on the other hand, has one of the solidest programs in the Conference and are seeking their third MAC title in a row. The Opening betting lines has Bowling Green as a seven-point road underdog Against The Spread on the neutral field, and the total is posted at 62 points for Friday Night’s game.
2014 Bowling Green Falcons are out to get revenge on last season’s 47-27 Mid-American Conference title loss to Northern Illinois at the same venue. Bowling Green got in despite losing their last two, including an embarrassing 41-27 home defeat to lowly Ball State in their regular season finale. The Betting odd total has come in Bowling Green last five in the month of December, but the betting odds under is 7-0 their last seven following a double-digit home defeat. Bowling Green is 3-6-1 Against The Spread, going over the total only once their last six Winning NCAA football Expert ATS Picks this season. The key to a Bowling Green win is to play tough defense, they can’t allow Northern Illinois to get out to lead. Bowling Green lost starting quarterback Matt Johnson for the rest of the season, a ground attack must be established.
The 2014 Northern Illinois Huskies find themselves in a familiar situation, and that’s in their Conference title game. The stakes aren’t as high as they were a couple of years ago when the BCS committee rewarded the program with an Orange Bowl birth. The betting odds under has come in NIU last five vs.Conference opponents. Northern Illinois is on a six-game winning streak and is 3-3 Against The Spread, staying under is five of the six. NIU has been without their most explosive player; Tommie Lee Lewis has been out with a hip injury. Northern Illinois are in a familiar situation, and they know what it takes to win a conference title.
Free Pick: Bowling Green+7′.