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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Illinois Fighting Illini will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Memorial Stadium.

Northwestern was a 30-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Illinois won its last outing, a 20-16 result against Purdue on November 23. Illinois failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 36 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Current streak:
Northwestern has lost 7 straight games.

Team records:
Northwestern: 4-7 SU, 3-8 ATS
Illinois: 4-7 SU, 5-6 ATS

Northwestern most recently:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Illinois most recently:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
Northwestern is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing Northwestern
Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Northwestern
Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games