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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Hosting the Illinois Fighting Illini Week 7 Odds and Betting Pick

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to pick up win and cover the spread at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Illinois Fighting Illini in Week 7 action.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 17.0-9.8 win for the Fighting Illini. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at No. 120 and the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 96 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Rutgers Scarlet Knights No. 124-ranked offense (18.17 PPG) against a Illinois Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 86 at 30 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 117.67 yards per game, less than the Illinois Fighting Illini give up through the air (207.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Illinois Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 84-rated road run defense, allowing 203 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 59 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chayce Crouch tore up the turf for 137 rushing yards in the latest Fighting Illini game, a 34-31 loss to the Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Illinois's last 16 games
  • Illinois is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Rutgers is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 7 games
  • Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois at Michigan, Saturday, October 22nd
Rutgers at Minnesota, Saturday, October 22nd