RV: 5* DOUBLE 90% CHAMPIONSHIP POWER SYSTEM+ PAC 12
Northern Illinois vs. Kent State,
11/30/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 44 - 37
Point Spread: +7½/-110 Kent State
On Friday the GUARANTEED MAC Conference Championship Side is on Kent. St. Game 306 at 7:00 eastern.We note that in this conference Championship games dogs that enter off back to back or more wins have covered 8 of the last 9. In a Battler of 2 teams that are 11-1 Kent is a live dog here. They are 10-1 ats on Turf, 5-1 as a conference dog of 7 or less, 5-1 in week days games and have played the tougher non conference schedule. While NIU has better numbers on both sides of the ball, their non conference schedule was weak and they lost to a 4-8 Iowa team, barely beat a Mediocre Kansas team and the same with Army escaping with a 41-40 win vs the Cadets. Kent was very impressive in taking down a then undefeated Rutgers team on the road as a 12 point dog, that appears to be a tougher spot than this one. NIU is just 17-ats vs teams that have won 80% or more of their games from November on out. Kent St will want this one badly after getting crushed 40-10 last season in a game where they had 7 yards rushing and 63 yards passing. Should NIU fall behind by nearly 3 touchdowns like they did in last years Championship game, there will be no massive comeback. Take the 7 points with Kent St.
On Friday the BONUS PAC 12 Championship game side is Stanford. Game 308 at 8:05 eastern. While many will take UCLA With constrain thoughts and ignore Stanford as too obvious a choice here we will do the exact opposite. If its not broken don't fix it. I'm not a believer that UCLA Laid down last week. They tried and realized late they could not win or Stop Stanford. That wont change in 6 days. The Adjustments were made and didn't work for UCLA. Stanford is at home here and should they get an early lead they will put UCLA early with the realization that once again they don't have what it takes to win. Stanford has covered 11 of the last 16 vs an opponent with revenge and is 6-0 here at home. They are 20-4 ats off back to back wins and 25-3 straight up with 21 spread wins on 6 or less days rest. They have won and covered 4 of 5 long term at home when the total is 42.5 to 45 at home. UCLA is 2-12 ats on the road when the total is 42.5 to 45. Look for Stanford to win and cover