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Fighting Illini visit Northwestern Wildcats in Week 13 College Football Betting Clash

A key Week 13 battle has the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini travelling to Northwestern on Saturday to face the Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Northwestern Wildcats sat as -15-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 29-13 win for the Wildcats on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Northwestern Wildcats have seen them go 5-6 and 6-5 ATS so far this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are at 3-8 and 5-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-6, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 3-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Illinois injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northwestern Wildcats rated this week at No. 59 and the Illinois Fighting Illini sitting at No. 113.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Northwestern Wildcats No. 101-ranked offense (24.09 PPG) against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 85 at 31 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats passing attack has averaged 259.18 yards per game, more than the Illinois Fighting Illini give up through the air (191.82 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Illinois Fighting Illini own the league's No. 116-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 259.75 yards per game when on the road. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 126 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois was hammered in its last outing, as Iowa ran up a 28-0 score against them at Memorial Stadium.

In their last game, the Wildcats were Week 12 losers coming out on the wrong end of 29-12 score against Minnesota.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Illinois is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Illinois is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Northwestern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home