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College Football Betting Line Favors the Iowa Hawkeyes over the Illinois Fighting Illini

Iowa Hawkeyes


Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Memorial Stadium

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be desperate for a win to keep alive their slim hopes of finishing atop the Big Ten West division. The 6-3 Hawkeyes are 3-2 in conference play, one game behind Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota, after suffering a 51-14 beating by the Golden Gophers two weeks ago. The loss was Iowa's second in their last three, SU and ATS, dropping them to 2-2 on the road this season, SU and ATS.

The 4-5 Fighting Illini enjoyed a much needed bye last week following a 55-14 pounding by Ohio State in Week 10, their fourth SU loss in their last five, 2-3 ATS. While Illinois has averaged just 22.2 points per game in their last five, they have seen the point total regularly go OVER, 5-1 in their last six, 6-3 on the season.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Iowa Hawkeyes were listed as -3-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week.

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Computer Prediction: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 30-25 result in favor of the Hawkeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-5 ATS against the spread this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-6 ATS. Iowa is 5-4 on the over under betting totals; Illinois is 6-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Iowa injuries news.

The Illinois Fighting Illini sit at No. 97 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are at No. 33 on that chart.

How Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Illinois Fighting Illini No. 80-ranked offense (26.89 PPG) against a Iowa Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 42 at 23.44 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 267.67 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes give up through the air (180.11 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Iowa Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 193 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 114 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iowa didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Golden Gophers as Minnesota blasted them 51-14 in Week 11 action.

Illinois was hammered in its last outing, as Ohio State ran up a 55-14 score against them at Ohio Stadium.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 6 games
Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 22nd
Illinois home to Penn State, Saturday, November 22nd