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Cornhuskers vs Fighting Illini Preview

Illinois Fighting IlliniNebraska Cornhuskers
3-1October 05, 2013, 12:00 | Memorial Stadium3-1


The Cornhuskers will do battle with the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Fighting Illini will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cornhuskers are 2-2 ATS. Illinois is 3-1 on the totals; Nebraska is 3-1.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Nebraska were sitting as -10.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was 60.5 at TopBet midweek.

The Cornhuskers sit at No. 54 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Fighting Illini are at No. 103 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cornhuskers will win this game 48-46.

Ameer Abdullah went over the 100-yard mark (139) in his team's latest effort as Nebraska defeated South Dakota State by a score of 59-20 on Saturday.

A few Fighting Illini at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Illinois is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Illinois is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
Nebraska is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Illinois at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 19th
Nebraska at Purdue, Saturday, October 12th