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Penn State Nittany Lions Face the Illinois Fighting Illini: Week 13 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Penn State Nittany Lions

vs

Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Memorial Stadium

This Saturday in a Big Ten inter-division matchup, Penn State will go on the road to square off against the Fighting Illini of Illinois. The Nittany Lions hammered state rival Temple 30-13 as 11-point home favorites to improve to 6-4 SU (5-5 ATS) on the year. The total went OVER the closing 40.5-point line after staying UNDER in four of their previous five games.

The Fighting Illini have just one SU win in their last six games and they are 3-7 ATS on the year. Illinois has lost five of its last seven games against Penn State at home with a costly 1-6 record ATS.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Illinois Fighting Illini sat as 4.5-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

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Computer Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 32-30 win for the Nittany Lions on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

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

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini are 4-6 so far on the season, and 3-7 ATS vs the point spread. The Penn State Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 5-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Illinois go 6-4 and the Penn State Nittany Lions go 4-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Penn State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 110 (Illinois Fighting Illini) and the No. 33 (Penn State Nittany Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

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How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 25.6 PPG, against a Penn State defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 16.2 PPG. The Illinois aerial game is averaging 255.6 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 182.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Penn State Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 85.75 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 120 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Temple was unable to contain Akeel Lynch in its last action Saturday and the result was a 30-13 Week 12 loss against the Nittany Lions.

In their last game, the Fighting Illini were Week 12 losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-14 score against Iowa.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Penn State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games
Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Michigan State, Saturday, November 29th
Illinois at Northwestern, Saturday, November 29th

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