Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois Forecast, Odds, Line: 2022 College Football Picks, Week 2 Proven Model Bets

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane takes on the Northern Illinois Huskies at Skelly Field at HA Chapman Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. The Golden Hurricane suffered a heavy defeat to open the season after winning seven games last year, including a bowling match against Old Dominion. Northern Illinois won with a win against Eastern Illinois and is looking to match last year’s success when it won nine games for the first time since 2014. This weekend marks the first meeting between the two in the history of their program.

The Golden Hurricane is the favorite with 6 points in the final Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 62. Before you see Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois, want to see the model’s college football predictions at SportsLine.

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Now the model has his sights set on Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois and just laid down its picks and CFB predictions. You can go to SportsLine to see the choices. Here are several college football odds and bets for Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois:

  • Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois spread: Tulsa -6
  • Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois over-under: 62 points
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Featured game | Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

What you need to know about Tulsa

Tulsa fought hard in her overtime game against the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, but eventually fell 40-37. The blame could not be placed on quarterback Davis Brin, who threw 460 yards and 3 touchdowns. Perhaps a little more accuracy could have made a difference, as he only completed 57.7 percent of his passes. Three Tulsa receivers took 100 yards in the loss, led by Keylon Stokes, who had 11 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown.

The other two receivers who went over the century also scored a touchdown each, in Malachai Jones and JC Santana. One thing that can remain a problem for the Golden Hurricane is the ineffectiveness behind the opponent’s scrimmage. Against Wyoming, Tulsa registered no sacks and only had three tackles for a loss. Last season, Tulsa finished with just 26 sacks as a team, but NIU only had 14.

What you need to know about Northern Illinois

NIU was able to take a solid win over the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Thursday 34-27. Huskies backing Harrison Waylee filled the stat, with 14 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown. Last season, Waylee finished averaging 5.7 yards per carry, so he looks set for a breakthrough campaign this year.

One player who appeared on the defensive side of the ball for the Huskies was DB Eric Rogers. He faltered his first two career interceptions against Eastern Illinois. Last year, NIU was a top-15 team in the nation in red zone conversions, scoring at 91.07 percent of their odds. The Huskies were 105th in the nation last season in allowing passes over 20 yards (48th), and that could be a problem against a Tulsa team that throws the ball that many times.

How to choose Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois?

The model has Tulsa vs. Northern Illinois simulated 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model leans forward on the point total, and it also generated a point-spread choice that over 50% of the simulations. You can only see the choice at SportsLine.

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