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Illinois Fighting Illini Visit Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 12 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

The Ohio State Buckeyes will do battle with the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Ohio State Buckeyes in this one found them as -38-point favorites at Bovada. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 54-6 result in favor of the Buckeyes on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes sport a record of 8-2 and 5-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Illinois Fighting Illini sit at 2-8 and 3-7 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 7-3 for the Buckeyes and 3-7 for the Fighting Illini. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Illinois injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Ohio State Buckeyes) and the No. 118 (Illinois Fighting Illini) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ohio State's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 44.2 PPG, against a Illinois defense that ranks No. 76 this week at 28.4 PPG. The Ohio State aerial game is averaging 300.1 yards per game, more than the Illinois Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 204.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Illinois Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 122-rated road run defense, allowing 267 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louis Dorsey was good for 107 receiving yards in the Fighting Illini's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 24-14 to the Fighting Illini.

Michigan State was unable to contain Mike Weber in its last action Saturday and the result was a 48-3 Week 11 loss against the Buckeyes.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 25th
Ohio State at Michigan, Saturday, November 25th