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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Week 5 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Nebraska travels to Illinois on Friday, hoping to boost its 2-2 mark in Week 5 action with a victory over the Fighting Illini.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Illinois Fighting Illini were 9.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 23-15 win for the Cornhuskers. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois Fighting Illini currently sport a record of 2-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-2 ATS. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-2 and 1-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Illinois Fighting Illini post a 1-2 over under record this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers have gone 2-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Nebraska injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 113-rated Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 93-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 22.33 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 88 this week at 29 PPG. The Illinois aerial game is averaging 179.67 yards per game, less than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 258.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Nebraska Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 87-rated road run defense, allowing 201 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 96 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Devine Ozigbo went over the 100-yard mark (101) in his team's latest effort as Nebraska defeated Rutgers by a score of 27-17 on Saturday.

Illinois didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulls as USF blasted them 47-23 in Week 3 action.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Nebraska is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Illinois is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
  • Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Illinois is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Wisconsin, Saturday, October 7th
Illinois at Iowa, Saturday, October 7th