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Nebraska Cornhuskers Visit Illinois Fighting Illini in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Memorial Stadium features a battle between the host Illinois Fighting Illini and the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Illinois Fighting Illini in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 26-23 win for the Cornhuskers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at 3-1 (2-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are currently 2-2 (2-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Illinois is 1-3 OU, and Nebraska is 3-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Nebraska injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 80-rated Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 53-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Illinois Fighting Illini No. 48-ranked offense (34.25 PPG) against a Nebraska Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 76 at 26.5 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 242.75 yards per game, less than the Nebraska Cornhuskers give up through the air (379.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 132 yards per game when on the road. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 104 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Nebraska's aerial attack generated 447 yards and the Cornhuskers came away with a 36-28 victory over Southern Miss at Memorial Stadium.

Brent Stockstill throttled the Blue Raiders defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 330 yards as Illinois handed Middle Tennessee a 27-25 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nebraska's last 8 games
  • Nebraska is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Wisconsin, Saturday, October 10th
Illinois at Iowa, Saturday, October 10th

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