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Northwestern Favored by -9 Against Illinois on Saturday - Week 14 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Illinois Fighting Illini


Northwestern Wildcats
Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Ryan Field

A key Week 14 battle has the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini travelling to Northwestern on Saturday to face the Wildcats.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Northwestern Wildcats were listed as -9-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

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Computer Prediction: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 30-24 victory for the Wildcats. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 5-6 ATS. Illinois is 6-5 against the over under total, while Northwestern is 4-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Illinois injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 71 (Northwestern Wildcats) and the No. 105 (Illinois Fighting Illini) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 22.09 PPG, against a Illinois defense that ranks No. 105 this week at 34 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 216.36 yards per game, more than the Illinois Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 214.45 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Illinois Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 128-rated road run defense, allowing 350 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Dudek was good for 115 receiving yards in the Fighting Illini's most recent action, helping his team to a 16-14 victory over the Nittany Lions.

Purdue was unable to contain Justin Jackson in its last action Saturday and the result was a 38-14 Week 13 loss against the Wildcats.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Illinois is 2-12 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Illinois is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Northwestern is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games
Northwestern is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Northwestern's last 18 games