The Bears are coming off an emotional and hard fought comeback win at home vs the Redbirds. They were down 16 and came back to tie and get into OT where they won by 8. Now they have this road game just before a huge matchup vs Wichita State. This looks like a good spot for a let down. Loyola plays solid defense as well. I'll take the home team and the points here.
N. Iowa at Wichita State -11.5
I already know how this will play out. The shockers get this one by 13-17 at home, but when they go to UNI later in the season, the Panthers cover & possibly knock them off. Panthers have not played well on the road vs good opponents, and WSU is a great opponent!
S. Illinois +6.5 at Illinois State
Both teams suck & the Redbirds coming off that tough loss to MSU as mentioned above. SIU has played much better after Coach Hinson ripped them publicly. I can't see either of these teams beating anyone by 7 right now. I'll take the points and buy the hook to +7