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Northwestern Wildcats at Illinois Fighting Illini Week 13 Betting Pick and Odds

Memorial Stadium-Champaign will feature the Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 13 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Illinois Fighting Illini as 14-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 36-10 result in favor of the Wildcats 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.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois battles the Northwestern Wildcats, currently with a 8-3 mark (8-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 4-7 for the Fighting Illini and 4-4-3 for the Northwestern Wildcats. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Northwestern injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 122 and the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 39 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 16.18 PPG, against a Northwestern defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 21 PPG. The Illinois aerial game is averaging 178.09 yards per game, less than the Northwestern Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 257.45 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Northwestern Wildcats own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 134.75 yards per game when on the road. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 121 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Northwestern got a 166-yard performance from Justin Jackson as a key part of its 39-0 win over Minnesota.

Illinois didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Buckeyes as Ohio State blasted them 52-14 in Week 12 action.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northwestern's last 10 games on the road
  • Illinois is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 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 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home