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Week 7 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini

Rutgers visits Illinois on Saturday, hoping to send the Fighting Illini to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Memorial Stadium-Champaign.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Illinois Fighting Illini as -3-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 20-18 result in favor of the Fighting Illini. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-4 ATS. Rutgers is 2-3 against the over under total, while Illinois is 2-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Rutgers injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 123-rated Illinois Fighting Illini and the No. 135-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Illinois Fighting Illini No. 119-ranked offense (17.8 PPG) against a Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 61 at 25.8 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 178.2 yards per game, less than the Rutgers Scarlet Knights give up through the air (212 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights feature the league's No. 86-rated road run defense, allowing 197 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 105 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rutgers didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Buckeyes as Ohio State blasted them 56-0 in Week 5 action.

Illinois was hammered in its last outing, as Iowa ran up a 45-16 score against them at Kinnick Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Rutgers is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
  • Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Illinois is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Illinois is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Purdue, Saturday, October 21st
Illinois at Minnesota, Saturday, October 21st