Will the Red Wolves take down the Huskies in Saturday's game between Arkansas State and Northern Illinois? Or is there a better bet elsewhere on the board for today's 12:00 ET Camellia Bowl?
Chances of playing and betting
223 Arkansas State Red Wolves (-2.5) vs. 224 Northern Illinois Huskies (+2.5); o/u 54.5
12:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 23, 2023
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
General betting information for Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
As of this writing, our CFB public betting page shows that 65% of bets are in Northern Illinois. However, this page is updated frequently, so be sure to click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date information.
Arkansas State Red Wolves game notes
Jaylen Raynor Was 19-for-38 passing for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 35-21 loss to Marshall. He also had 10 rushes for minus nine yards.
Although Raynor finished with his best passing total since Week 9, he found the end zone just once and turned the ball over twice — once with an interception and once with a fumble. The true freshman finishes the regular season with 2,293 passing yards and a 15:6 TD:INT while adding 331 yards and five scores as a rusher in 10 games.
Northern Illinois Huskies game notes
Rocky Lombardi On Saturday against Kent State, he finished 9-for-18 for 183 yards and a touchdown, along with 19 rushing yards and two scores on the ground.
It's Lombardi's fourth game all season in which he's had multiple touchdowns. The 6-6 Huskies are now awaiting a bowl.
Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois betting odds
Red Wolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
Arkansas State is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Northern Illinois is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has been UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois' last 6 games
Arkansas State vs Northern Illinois betting predictions
Take the state of Arkansas. Northern Illinois has not won a bowl game since ending the 2011 season with a victory in the GoDaddy.com Bowl. Granted, the Huskies' opponent that year was Arkansas State, but I'm taking my chances that NIU doesn't have the same magic against the Red Wolves this time around. The Huskies have dropped four of their last five against the spread, with their only ATS win coming against Western Michigan in Week 12. NIU hasn't been a great ATS team this season as a whole, losing 7 of their 12 contests.
Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois Prediction: ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES -2.5