Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers, Week 5, College Football Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks, Prediction

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1-2 October 1, 3:30 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium 4-0

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 1, 2016
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska

Rotation /Team /Time Opening Lines
10/01 3:30 PM
159 illinois-fighting-illiniIllinois
160 nebraska-cornhuskersNebraska
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55½u-21
-21 -10
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL – Saturday, October 1st, Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
illinois-fighting-illiniIllinois +20.5 -110 +900 52.5 -110
nebraska-cornhuskersNebraska -20.5 -110 -1600 52.5 -110
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The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Memorial Stadium.

ABOUT ILLINOIS (1-2, 0-0 Big Ten): Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Kendrick Foster combined for 337 yards rushing on 48 carries over the Illini’s first two contests but totaled only 25 yards on 10 attempts as the Broncos stacked the box and forced quarterback Wes Lunt to beat them. Lunt had a season-high 312 yards passing in the loss, but he took four sacks, committed two turnovers (including his first interception of the season) and only three of his 29 completions covered more than 20 yards. The defense has also not held up its end of the bargain after allowing -10 yards rushing and recording three takeaways in the opener, yielding 484 total rushing yards and failing to force a turnover in the two games since.

ABOUT NEBRASKA (4-0, 1-0): Tommy Armstrong Jr. has flourished in his senior season – averaging a career-high 8.78 yards per attempt while also posting a 8:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio – and is coming off a game in which he threw for 246 yards and ran for a career-high 132 yards. After running backs Terrell Newby and Devine Ozigbo each fumbled on potential scoring opportunities in the first half, Chicago native Mikale Wilbon impressed with 55 yards on six carries as the Cornhuskers put the game away on the ground over their final two drives. Guard Tanner Farmer (high-ankle sprain) has been ruled out and big-play wideout Alonzo Moore (shoulder), who leads the team with 310 yards receiving, is doubtful for Saturday.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Cornhuskers listed as 20½-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game’s total is sitting at 52.5

Nebraska entered Big Ten play this year with a chance to avenge five painful conference losses last season – contests decided by a total of 23 points – and cashed in its first opportunity last weekend. The 15th-ranked Cornhuskers eye a similar result in their second such game Saturday as they host Illinois.

Already reeling from a pair of last-second, non-conference losses to begin the 2015 season, Nebraska had its heart broken again in the conference opener last year as the Illini took advantage of some poor clock management late in the fourth quarter to drive 72 yards in 41 seconds and score the go-ahead touchdown with 10 seconds left en route to a 14-13 win. The Cornhuskers opened league play this year in much different fashion, overcoming two first-half fumbles near the goal line to defeat Northwestern 24-13, avenging a two-point setback to the Wildcats last October. The Illini began the Lovie Smith era with a 52-3 thrashing of FCS foe Murray State, but the honeymoon period for the first-year coach may be quickly coming to an end. After falling by 25 to North Carolina one week later, Illinois was outrushed 287-3 by Western Michigan in a 34-10 home loss Sept. 17.

Nebraska was a 24-13 winner in its last match on the road against Wildcats. They covered the -9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 37 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 34-10 loser as they battled Broncos at home. Illinois failed to cover in the match as a +3-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Illinois:
Team record: 1-2 SU,1-2 ATS
Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Illinois’s last 14 games

Nebraska:
Team record: 4-0 SU,3-0-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Nebraska is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska’s last 7 games

Next up:
Illinois home to Purdue Saturday, October 8
Nebraska at Indiana Saturday, October 15

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks:  Illinois Fighting Illini will cover the spread at +20.5 and the game will go over 52.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Nebraska 38, Illinois 20 at bovada-logo-top-book

SMART CHART
ILLINO TEAM NEBR
28.3 PTS FOR 38.5
28.3 PTS AGNST 18.0
0.0 DIFF. 20.5
222.3 PASS YDS 243.0
157.3 RUSH YDS 242.5
196.7 PASS D 207.3
158.0 RUSH D 158.0
-0.3 TO DIFF -1.5
INJURIES
ILLINOIS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
NEBRASKA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
ILLINOIS
Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Illinois’s last 14 games
Illinois is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
Illinois is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Illinois’s last 10 games on the road
NEBRASKA
Nebraska is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska’s last 7 games
Nebraska is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Illinois’s Overall Scoring vs Nebraska’s Overall Defense 28.3 76 18.0 25
Illinois’s Road Passing vs Nebraska’s Home Defense 0.0 1 192.7 54
Illinois’s Road Rushing vs Nebraska’s Home Defense 0.0 1 165.0 84
Nebraska’s Overall Scoring vs Illinois’s Overall Defense 38.5 38 28.3 79
Nebraska’s Home Passing vs Illinois’s Road Passing Defense 242.0 64 0.0 1
Nebraska’s Home Rushing vs Illinois’s Road Rushing Defense 220.0 48 0.0 1
POWER STATS
YARDS PER POINT
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
ILLINO 13.4 12.5 0.9
NEBR 12.6 20.3 -7.7
YARDS PER PASS
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
ILLINO 6.6 8.1 -1.5
NEBR 8.7 6.1 2.6
YARDS PER RUSH
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
ILLINO 5.2 4.1 1.1
NEBR 5.2 4.7 0.5

 

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