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Wolverines face Fighting Illini in Week 11 odds

Michigan WolverinesIllinois Fighting Illini
Nov 12, 3:30 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Michigan Wolverines vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds

7-2TEAM RECORD6-3

The Illinois Fighting Illini host Michigan on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-5 ATS mark against the 7-2 Wolverines in NCAAF action at Memorial Stadium.

They will face the 7-2 Wolverines, who own a 6-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 3-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolverines are 3-6 favoring the OVER.

View Michigan vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Fighting Illini sat as 1-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 11-rated Fighting Illini and the No. 19-rated Wolverines in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-32 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 26.2 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 15.7 PPG. The Fighting Illini aerial game is averaging 204.1 yards per game, more than the Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 192 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Wolverines feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 150.3 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Michigan was a 24-16 loser on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (40) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 10-7 loser as they battled Penn State on the road. Illinois covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 17 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Wolverines at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 7 games
Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Illinois's last 11 games
Illinois is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan home to Nebraska, Saturday, November 19
Illinois home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 19

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