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Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo line, picks: Advanced computer college football model releases selections for MACtion matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Wednesday's matchup between the Northern Illinois Huskies and Buffalo Bulls
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The Northern Illinois Huskies can clinch the Mid-American Conference West title when they take on the Buffalo Bulls in a MACtion battle at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Northern Illinois is favored by 1.5-points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 60 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college football odds page). 

Before making any Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo picks, you NEED to check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 12 of the 2021 season on a 36-23 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Huskies have made a habit of pulling out close games this season. Last week against Ball State, NIU claimed its sixth one-score victory of the year with a 30-29 triumph as kicker John Richardson connected on a 38-yard field goal as time expired. Dual-threat junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi powers the Huskies, completing 156 of 268 passes (58.2 percent) for 2,117 yards and 13 touchdowns with seven interceptions and a rating of 135.3. He has also rushed 69 times for 376 yards (5.4 average) and five TDs.

The model also knows the Bulls have used a balanced attack this season, rushing and passing for 200 or more yards in the same game four times this season. Prior to this year, Buffalo had accomplished that feat six times over the previous six seasons. Junior running back Dylan McDuffie is having his best season of his career, rushing for 857 yards and 10 touchdowns – both team highs. He ranks third in the MAC in rushing and second in rushing touchdowns. McDuffie has scored a rushing touchdown in eight of the 10 games.

Now, it has set its sights on Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo. We can tell you the model is leaning over on the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60 percent of the time! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college football picks.

Who wins Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo? And which side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo spread you should be all over Wednesday, all from the model on a roll on college football picks!

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