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Penn State favored by -10 against Illinois on Saturday

Illinois Fighting Illini Penn State Nittany Lions
3-4 November 02, 2013, 12:00 | Beaver Stadium 4-3



Beaver Stadium will feature Nittany Lions vs. Fighting Illini on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 10 action.

They will face the 3-4 Fighting Illini, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Nittany Lions are 5-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Fighting Illini are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

The Nittany Lions were listed as -10-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Nittany Lions at No. 63 and the Fighting Illini at No. 107 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 30-26 result in favor of the Nittany Lions.

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Allen Robinson hauled in 12 passes for 173 yards against the Ohio State defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 63-14 loss against the Buckeyes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Penn State's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 30.57 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 103 this week at 33.71 PPG. The Nittany Lions aerial game is averaging 277 yards per game, more than the Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 238.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 123-rated road run defense, allowing 335 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 49 in rushing offense at home.

A few Fighting Illini at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Illinois is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
Illinois is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Penn State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Illinois at Indiana, Saturday, November 9th
Penn State at Minnesota, Saturday, November 9th