Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Cure Bowl Predictions


By Dan Watson | December 12, 2021, 2:37 am

The oddsmakers think the Cure Bowl between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Northern Illinois Huskies will be lopsided, with the Chanticleers expected to win by double digits (currently -10.5). The action starts at 6:00 PM ET on December 17, 2021 from Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The over/under is set at 63.5 in the contest.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Coastal Carolina stats and betting info

Betting trends for Coastal Carolina

  • Coastal Carolina has a 5-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Chanticleers are 5-5 against the spread when favored by 10.5 points or more this season.
  • Coastal Carolina has hit the over in four of its 11 games with a set total (36.4%).
  • This season, Coastal Carolina and its opponents have combined to outscore Friday’s total of 63.5 points four times.
  • The Chanticleers have seen a 58.5 average over/under in their games this season, 5.0 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Chanticleers rack up 43.9 more yards per game (492.2) than the Huskies give up per contest (448.3).
  • When Coastal Carolina piles up more than 448.3 yards, the team is 8-0.
  • The Chanticleers have 10 giveaways this season, while the Huskies have 10 takeaways .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 261.8 (3142) 36
Rush yards 230.3 (2764) 6
Points scored 40.4 (485) 10
Pass yards against 190.9 (2291) 15
Rush yards against 135.0 (1620) 40
Points allowed 20.0 (240) 19

Key players for Coastal Carolina

  • Grayson McCall has 2,558 passing yards (213.2 ypg) to lead Coastal Carolina, completing 73% of his passes and throwing 23 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 247 rushing yards (20.6 ypg) on 82 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Shermari Jones’ team-high 992 rushing yards (82.7 per game) have come on 151 carries, with 13 touchdowns this year.
  • Jaivon Heiligh’s team-leading 1,034 receiving yards (86.2 yards per game) have come on 59 receptions with seven touchdowns.
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Northern Illinois stats and betting info

Betting trends for Northern Illinois

  • Northern Illinois is 8-4-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Huskies are 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 10.5 points or more this year.
  • Northern Illinois has hit the over in seven of its 13 games with a set total (53.8%).
  • In Northern Illinois’ 13 games this season, five have finished with more combined scoring than Friday’s total of 63.5.
  • Huskies games have an over/under of 58.3 points this season, 5.2 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
  • The Huskies collect 94.1 more yards per game (420.0) than the Chanticleers allow (325.9).
  • Northern Illinois is 8-2 overall when the team piles up over 325.9 yards.
  • The Huskies have turned the ball over 17 times this season, five more turnovers than the Chanticleers have forced (12).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 185.7 (2414) 105
Rush yards 234.3 (3046) 5
Points scored 31.5 (410) 27
Pass yards against 232.5 (3022) 73
Rush yards against 215.8 (2806) 120
Points allowed 32.7 (425) 107

Key players for Northern Illinois

  • Rocky Lombardi leads Northern Illinois with 2,388 passing yards (183.7 ypg) on 179-of-309 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season. He also adds 406 rushing yards (31.2 ypg) on 86 carries while scoring eight touchdowns on the ground.
  • Jevyon Ducker’s team-high 1,038 rushing yards (79.8 per game) have come on 194 carries, with three touchdowns this year.
  • Trayvon Rudolph’s 877 receiving yards (67.5 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 49 receptions and seven touchdowns.

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