Illinois is a state that loves its sports. So, it is no surprise that the Northern Illinois Huskies football team has a major following. If you are looking to bet on the Northern Illinois Huskies college football team, this is the guide for you.
Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, Illinois. The Northern Illinois Huskies is the football team from Northern Illinois University. The team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision of college football and plays its home games out of Huskie Stadium on the university’s campus.
The team competes in the Mid-American Conference as a member of the West Division. The Northern Illinois Huskies have won six championships, occurring in 1983, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2021. The team has also played in twelve post-season bowl games since their 2004 season, the biggest one being the 2013 Orange Bowl.
The football program at Northern Illinois University was first established in 1899. The team has since earned twelve division titles as well as twelve conference titles. Their fight song is the “Huskie Fight Song.”
The Northern Illinois University Huskies have had two players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. They are George Bork and Tom Beck. In addition, four former players have had their jersey numbers retired. These players are Dave Petzke, George Bork, Bob Heimerdinger, and Mark Kellar.
The Northern Illinois University Huskies college football team have one major rival, the Ball State Cardinals.
A wager you will see a lot in college football betting is a moneyline bet. A moneyline wager is placed to try to pick the winner of any given sporting event. Down below you will see an example of what a moneyline bet might look like:
Northern Illinois Huskies: -108
Ball State Cardinals: +108
When it comes to this example, the team very likely to win is the Northern Illinois Huskies according to their respective odds of -108. These odds show that for every $1 the bettor is hoping to earn, they would need to bet $1.08, to wager $108 to win $100. With these given odds, the team less likely to win in this sporting faceoff is the Ball State Cardinals with odds of +108. These odds mean that for every $1 wagered, they could win $1.08, to wager $100 to earn $108.
Betting in Illinois
Sports betting has been legal in Illinois since 2019. The first legal sports bet was accepted by BetRivers in June 2020. Illinois has both retail sports betting and online sports betting. The legal gambling age in Illinois is 18-years-old.