NCAAF

WKU Hilltoppers vs Illinois Fighting Illini

WKU
Hilltoppers
1 - 0
Illinois
Fighting Illini
1 - 0
September 09, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Memorial Stadium

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WKU
Hilltoppers
1 - 0
Illinois
Fighting Illini
1 - 0
September 09, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Memorial Stadium
  • WKU 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.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The Illinois Fighting Illini were sitting as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Sportsbook. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

    Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 47-15 result in favor of the Hilltoppers. 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.

    WKU Hilltoppers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The Illinois Fighting Illini sport a record of 1-0 and 0-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the WKU Hilltoppers sit at 1-0 and 0-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 0-1 for the Fighting Illini and 0-1 for the Hilltoppers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs WKU injuries news.

    The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 130 and the WKU Hilltoppers at No. 3 heading into this contest.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Lucky Jackson was good for 144 receiving yards in the Hilltoppers's most recent action, helping his team to a 31-17 victory over the Colonels.

    The Fighting Illini grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Cardinals in their last game, winning 24-21 at Memorial Stadium-Champaign.

    Betting Trends
    • Western Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Western Kentucky's last 10 games
    • Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    • Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
    • Illinois is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
    • Illinois is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    WKU home to LA Tech, Saturday, September 16th
    Illinois at USF, Friday, September 15th

Odds

Saturday, September 9 Sat Sep 9


Opening
Current

vs8:00pm ET
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-7.5
-110
-315
o61
-110
+7.5
-110
+270
u61
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-5
-110
-215
o51
-110
+5
-110
+185
u51
-110

Edge Finder

44.21
Total Score
20.17
432.71
Passing Yards
156.17
103.43
Rushing Yards
170.50
27:40
Time on Field
29:19
74.79
Number of Plays
65.92
7.17
Yards Per Play
4.96
44.21
Total Score
20.17
8.64
First Quarter
3.00
13.57
Second Quarter
8.50
9.86
Third Quarter
4.50
12.14
Fourth Quarter
3.33
432.71
Passing Yards
156.17
49.86
Pass Attempts
26.92
34.36
Pass Completions
13.75
1.21
Sacks
1.92
8.79
Sack Yards
14.08
12.59
Yards Per Pass
11.36
103.43
Rushing Yards
170.50
24.93
Rush Attempts
39.00
4.15
Yards Per Rush
4.37
0.86
Interceptions
0.50
0.93
Fumbles
1.08
0.57
Fumbles Lost
0.50
1.43
Total Turnovers
1.00
6.79
Penalties
5.00
54.14
Penalty Yards
52.75
27:40
Time on Field
29:19
74.79
Number of Plays
65.92
7.17
Yards Per Play
4.96
2.43
Punts
5.67
47.76
Punt Average
45.12
90.36
Return Yards
17.25

Head To Head

WKU
Stat Type ILLINO
0-1
Record
1-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
34.00
Score
42.00
103.00
Rush Yds
64.00
48.00
Pass Attempts
50.00
58.33
Completion %
70.00
297.00
Passing Yds
456.00
400
Total Yds
520
3.00
Turnovers
3.00
WKU
Stat Type ILLINO
0-1
Record
1-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
34.00
Score
42.00
103.00
Rush Yds
64.00
48.00
Pass Attempts
50.00
58.33
Completion %
70.00
297.00
Passing Yds
456.00
400
Total Yds
520
3.00
Turnovers
3.00
Sep 6/14 (1 of 1)
WKU
Stat Type ILLINO
Away
Home
34
Score
42
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
68 o
O/U
68 u
103
Rush Yds
64
48
Pass Attempts
50
58.33
Completion %
70.00
297
Passing Yds
456
400
Total Yds
520
3
Turnovers
3

Team Records

WKU
Record ILLINO
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-1
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
0-1
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WKU
Record ILLINO
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WKU
Record ILLINO
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-1
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
0-1
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
6:00pm Clear
21ºC / 70ºF
42% Humidity
1% Precipitation
0% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 2, 2017E.KENT31-17W-38.5/67-L/U100264364253203451
Dec 20, 2016MEMPHS51-31W-6.5/78.5-W/O26233659873418491-2
Dec 3, 2016LATECH58-44W-13/78-W/O23542165655025072
Nov 26, 2016MARSHL60-6W-28/63-W/O22923346287143230-2
Nov 12, 2016NTEXAS45-7W-28.5/64-W/U214329543115117232-2
Nov 5, 2016FIU49-21W-34/65-L/O225284509101210311-1
Oct 29, 2016FLAATL52-3W-21.5/66.5-W/U26839366112577202-1
Oct 22, 2016OLDDOM59-24W-15.5/64.5-W/O246378624672633300
Oct 15, 2016MIDTEN44-43W-1.5/75-L/O1303915211714346050
Oct 6, 2016LATECH52-55L-2.5/69-L/O873404271074545612
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 2, 2017BALLST24-21W-5.5/55.5-L/U71145216171204375-1
Nov 26, 2016NWESTN21-42L+17/48.5-L/O573774342781213993
Nov 19, 2016IOWA0-28L+9/45-L/U61137198262803420
Nov 12, 2016WISCSN3-48L+24/41.5-L/O99101200363924554
Nov 5, 2016MICHST31-27W+9/47-W/O164140304175315490-1
Oct 29, 2016MINN17-40L+9/46.5-L/O891562451711122833
Oct 22, 2016MICH8-41L+40.5/51.5-W/U77951722702915611
Oct 15, 2016RUTGER24-7W-4/51.5-W/U22892320203182385-4
Oct 8, 2016PURDUE31-34L-9/48.5-L/O315184499231228459-1
Oct 1, 2016NEBR16-31L+20.5/52-W/U124146270203220423-2
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