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Sun Devils take on Fighting Illini in Week 3 contest

Arizona State Sun DevilsIllinois Fighting Illini
Sep 17, 7:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Arizona State Sun Devils vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

2-0TEAM RECORD2-0

Arizona State visits Illinois on Saturday, hoping to send the Fighting Illini to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Memorial Stadium.

They battle the Sun Devils, currently with a 2-0 mark (0-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Fighting Illini and 2-0 for the Sun Devils.

View Arizona State vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Fighting Illini in this one will find them as 2-point underdogs , while the total sits at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Fighting Illini rated this week at No. 2 and the Sun Devils sitting at No. 69. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 65-50 result in favor of the Fighting Illini this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Illinois's #19-ranked offense (44.5 PPG) against a Sun Devils defense that ranks #57 at 22 PPG. The Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 213 yards per game, less than the Sun Devils give up through the air (237 YPG on average).

Arizona State was a 37-30 winner in its last match at home against Missouri. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 67 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Illinois was a 56-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 26.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of OVER bettors.

Arizona State Sun Devils Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Sun Devils at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona State's last 6 games
Arizona State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Arizona State's last 22 games on the road
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 9 games

Next up:
Arizona State home to Southern Cal, Saturday, September 24
Illinois home to Western Michigan, Saturday, September 24

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