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Iowa Hawkeyes Hosting the Illinois Fighting Illini Week 6 Odds and Betting Pick

Iowa will look to improve on its 3-2 record this week when they host Illinois in Week 6 action at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes were sitting as -19-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 32-7 result in favor of the Hawkeyes early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes have seen them go 3-2 and 2-2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are at 2-2 and 1-3 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-3, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Illinois injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 58-rated Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 125-rated Illinois Fighting Illini in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa Hawkeyes No. 86-ranked offense (25.6 PPG) against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 66 at 25.75 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 211.6 yards per game, less than the Illinois Fighting Illini give up through the air (248 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Illinois Fighting Illini own the league's No. 125-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 376 yards per game when on the road. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 83 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cornhuskers as Nebraska blasted them 28-6 in Week 5 action.

The Hawkeyes suffered a Week 5 loss against Michigan State in their last game, falling 17-10 at Spartan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
  • Illinois is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Iowa is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Rutgers, Saturday, October 14th
Iowa at Northwestern, Saturday, October 21st