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Week 5 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Illinois Fighting Illini

vs

Nebraska Cornhuskers
Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00 PM ET
Memorial Stadium

The Fighting Illini kick off things in the Big Ten with Saturday's conference opener against Nebraska. Illinois is off to a solid 3-1 SU start in nonconference play, but it has failed to cover in three of four outings.

The Cornhuskers will start conference play with a perfect 4-0 SU start including a thrilling 41-31 victory over Miami this past Saturday as 8-point home favorites. They are 3-1 ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of the four games. Nebraska beat Illinois 39-19 last season as an 8.5-point home favorite with the total staying UNDER the 64-point closing line.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home Nebraska Cornhuskers opened as -19-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 36-26 result in favor of the Cornhuskers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nebraska Cornhuskers currently sport a record of 4-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-1 and 1-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nebraska Cornhuskers post a 3-1 over under record this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini have gone 2-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs Illinois injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 37-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers and the No. 95-rated Illinois Fighting Illini in this matchup.

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How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nebraska Cornhuskers No. 10-ranked offense (45.5 PPG) against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 103 at 32.5 PPG. The Nebraska Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 230.75 yards per game, less than the Illinois Fighting Illini give up through the air (257.25 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Illinois Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 245 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois won its last outing, a 42-35 result against Bobcats on September 20. Illinois failed to cover in that game as a -10.5-point favorite, while the 77 combined points took the game OVER the total. Josh Ferguson tore up the turf for 190 rushing yards in the latest Fighting Illini game, a 42-35 win over the Bobcats at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 41-31 result against Hurricanes on September 20. Nebraska covered in that game as a -8-point favorite, while the 72 combined points took the game OVER the total. Miami was unable to contain Ameer Abdullah in its last action Saturday and the result was a 41-31 Week 4 loss against the Cornhuskers.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds Trends

Illinois is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Illinois is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Illinois is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Purdue, Saturday, October 4th
Nebraska at Michigan State, Saturday, October 4th

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