A Mid-American battle is on tap between the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Northern Illinois Huskies at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. CMU is 4-3 overall and 3-0 at home, while NIU is 5-2 overall and 2-1 on the road. The Huskies are ranked first in the West Division; the Chippewas are tied for second.
The Chippewas are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Central Michigan vs. Northern Illinois odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 58. Before you make any Northern Illinois vs. Central Michigan picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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