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Fighting Illini host Huskies in Week 3 action

Washington HuskiesIllinois Fighting Illini
Sep 14, 6:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Washington Huskies vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

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The Fighting Illini of Illinois, coming off a big home upset of Cincinnati, look to do it again when they take on the Pac-12's Washington Huskies Saturday evening at Soldier Field in Chicago (6 pm ET, Big Ten Network).

As of early this week, the Illini (2-0), who have already equaled last year's win total, were getting 10 points as home dogs against No. 19 U-Dub, which had last week off after opening with a convincing victory over Boise State.

Illinois is 2-17 SU in 19 recent games as a double-digit underdog.

View Washington vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Fighting Illini as 7-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 64-rated Fighting Illini and the No. 21-rated Huskies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 60-46 win for the Huskies on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 27-ranked offense (43.5 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 6 at 6 PPG. The Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 363.5 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (175 YPG on average).

In their last action, Washington was a 38-6 winner at home against Boise State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Keith Price's 324-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Washington earned a 38-6 win over Boise State on Saturday at Husky Stadium.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 45-17 winner as they battled Cincinnati at home. Illinois covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nathan Scheelhaase throttled the Bearcats defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 312 yards as Illinois handed Cincinnati a 45-17 defeat.

Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Huskies at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Washington is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Illinois is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games

Next up:
Washington home to Idaho State, Saturday, September 21
Illinois home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, September 28