Championship Game Notes
By VI News
Week 14 of the college football season will be highlighted with eight championship games on tap. The action starts Friday with the MAC and concludes Saturday with seven more championships.
♦MAC Championship♦ – Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois
Date: Friday, Dec. 4 (ESPN2, 8:00 p.m.)
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Odds: Bowling Green opened as a nine-point favorite.
Betting Notes and Trends
— Friday’s matchup will be the 19th MAC Championship.
— This will be the sixth straight year that Northern Illinois will be making an appearance in the title game.
— Norther Illinois and Bowling Green will be meeting for the third consecutive season in the title game. The Huskies captured a 51-17 win last season while the Falcons captured a 47-27 win in the 2013 championship.
— The ‘over’ has cashed in all three games during this span.
— Underdogs have gone 11-7 against the spread in the MAC title game.
— Bowling Green went 6-1 on the road this season, 5-2 ATS. The lone loss coming in Week 1 against SEC foe Tennessee, 59-30.
— NIU lost its first three road games, but won its final three as visitors. The Huskies went 1-2 SU and 3-0 ATS as underdogs this season and the losses came to Power-5 schools in Ohio State (20-13) and Boston College (17-14).
‘Preseason Future Odds to win the MAC’
Northern Illinois 7/2
Bowling Green 4/1