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Week 7 odds - Fighting Illini vs. Wolverines

Illinois Fighting IlliniMichigan Wolverines
Oct 13, 3:30 PM | Turf of Michigan Stadium

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

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Michigan looks to cover the Wolverines-Fighting Illini point spread this week and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host Illinois in Week 7 action.

The Fighting Illini will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolverines are 2-3 ATS. Illinois is 3-1-1 against the total, while Michigan is 3-2 versus the number.

View Illinois vs Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors going with the Wolverines in this game found them listed as 21-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 18 (Wolverines) and the No. 53 (Fighting Illini) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 36-18 result in favor of the Wolverines is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 31.6 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 80 this week at 28.3 PPG. The Wolverines aerial game is averaging 188.4 yards per game, less than the Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 226.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 76-rated road run defense, allowing 182.5 yards per game. Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Illinois was a 31-14 loser on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Fighting Illini suffered a Week 6 loss against Wisconsin in their last game, falling 31-14 at Camp Randall Stadium.

Michigan won its last outing, a 44-13 result against Purdue on October 6. Michigan covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Denard Robinson ran through the Purdue defense for 235 yards in Michigan's last game, handing the Boilermakers a 44-13 setback on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Fighting Illini at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing Michigan
Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Illinois
Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Illinois home to Indiana, Saturday, October 27
Michigan home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 20