Kentucky Vs. Northern Illinois: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – September 24, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 21, 2022 - Last Updated on September 22, 2022

The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats (3-0) hit the field against the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-2) in college football action at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. The Huskies (+1297 on the moneyline to win) and the Wildcats (-26) kick off the action on September 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under for the contest is set at 53.5 points.

The betting insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of September 23, 2022 at 10:27 AM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Kentucky Vs. Northern Illinois Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Kentucky vs Northern Illinois
Spread Over/Under
Northern Illinois (+26) Over (53.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Kentucky Stats (Rank) Northern Illinois
31.3 (75) Points Per Game 32.3 (68)
9.7 (12) Points Per Game Against 34.3 (108)
294.0 (27) Pass Yards 218.0 (91)
152.0 (17) Pass Yards Against 284.3 (118)
74.3 (120) Rush Yards 154.7 (76)
101.7 (44) Rush Yards Against 148.3 (78)
4 (66) Giveaways 2 (23)
3 (72) Takeaways 4 (46)
-1 Turnover Differential +2

Kentucky Vs. Northern Illinois Betting Insights

Kentucky Stats And Trends

  • Kentucky has covered the spread in every game this year.
  • Kentucky has covered every time (1-0) as a 26-point favorite or greater this season.
  • None of Kentucky’s three games has gone over the point total in 2022.
  • The Wildcats and their opponent have not scored more than 53.5 points combined in a game this season.
  • The over/under for this game is 53.5 points, 1.3 more than the average point total for Wildcats games this season.

Northern Illinois Stats And Trends

  • Northern Illinois has but one win versus the spread this season.
  • All three Northern Illinois games have gone over the point total this year.
  • Huskies games have gone over 53.5 points every time so far this season.
  • This season, Huskies games have resulted in an average scoring total of 59.0, which is 5.5 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Kentucky Players To Watch

  • Will Levis leads Kentucky with 880 passing yards (293.3 ypg) on 61-of-91 passing with six touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Kavosiey Smoke, has carried the ball 39 times for 178 yards (59.3 per game), with one touchdown this year.
  • This season La’Vell Wright has rushed for 58 yards (19.3 per game) on 19 carries.
  • Dane Key’s team-high 226 receiving yards (75.3 yards per game) have come on 13 receptions with three touchdowns.
  • Tayvion Robinson has totaled 202 receiving yards (67.3 yards per game), hauling in 13 passes this year.
  • Barion Brown has hauled in nine catches for 99 yards (33.0 ypg) this season.

Northern Illinois Players To Watch

  • Rocky Lombardi leads Northern Illinois with 530 passing yards (176.7 ypg) on 39-of-60 passing with five touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
  • Antario Brown’s team-high 203 rushing yards (67.7 per game) have come on 41 carries, with three touchdowns this year.
  • This season Harrison Waylee has piled up 152 yards (50.7 per game) on 36 carries with one touchdown.
  • Cole Tucker’s team-leading 278 receiving yards (92.7 yards per game) have come on 15 receptions with three touchdowns.
  • Shemar Thornton has put together a 149-yard season so far (49.7 receiving yards per game), reeling in 13 passes.
  • Kacper Rutkiewicz’s six grabs have netted him 62 yards (31.0 ypg) and three touchdowns.

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