Fighting Illini vs Hoosiers Betting Preview
Indiana Hoosiers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds
Indiana visits Illinois on Saturday, hoping to send the Fighting Illini to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Memorial Stadium.
Supporters of the Hoosiers have seen them go 2-5 and 4-3 ATS so far this season, while the Fighting Illini are at 2-5 and 2-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 3-2-1, while the Hoosiers are 5-1.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Fighting Illini as 1.5-point favorites 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: The Fighting Illini sit at No. 56 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Hoosiers are at No. 87 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hoosiers will win this game 32-16.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's No. 114-ranked offense (18.1 PPG) against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 93 at 31.7 PPG. The Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 186.1 yards per game, less than the Hoosiers give up through the air (221.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Hoosiers feature the league's No. 106-rated road run defense, allowing 243 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 112 in rushing offense at home.
Indiana was a 31-30 loser in its last match on the road against Navy. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 61 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hoosiers suffered a Week 8 loss against Navy in their last game, falling 31-30 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
In their last action, Illinois was a 45-0 loser on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 24-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Illinois was hammered in its last outing, as Michigan ran up a 45-0 score against them at Michigan Stadium.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 0-10
Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Hoosiers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Illinois
Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Iowa, Saturday, November 3
Illinois at Ohio State, Saturday, November 3