Michigan at Illinois 10/12/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines
Date & Time: 10/12/2019, 4:00 PM UTC
Location: Memorial Stadium
Latest Odds: MICH -19 Total 55
TV Channel: ABC

Memorial Stadium will play host to a Saturday afternoon Big Ten cash between the Michigan Wolverines and the Illinois Fighting Illini. Many critics left Michigan for dead after losing at Wisconsin, but Jim Harbaugh’s squad rebounded for a 10-3 home victory versus 14th ranked Iowa on Saturday. The Wolverines’ defense forced four key turnovers on the afternoon.

Michigan RB Zach Charbonet scored the game’s only touchdown and finished with 42 yards on 13 carries. Nico Collins chipped in three receptions for 63 yards for the Wolverines.

The Illinois Fighting Illini have lost three of their first five games overall and are winless in their first two attempts in conference play. On Saturday, Illinois allowed Minnesota RB Rodney Smith to rush for 211 yards during a 40-17 road loss. The Fighting Illini were outgained by a substantial 487-248  margin and gained ten less first downs.

Illinois scored both of their touchdowns on the defensive side of the ball. Dele Harding returned an interception for 40 yards to start the scoring off and Milo Eifler closed the scoring with a seven-yard fumble recovery.

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Betting Trends

  • Michigan is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
  • Michigan is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
  • Illinois is 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 7 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois' last 5 games at home.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Illinois Fighting Illini +19

Michigan has dominated this series with a 70-23-2 record and have won four straight matchups by a total of 97 points. The Wolverines are in a difficult sandwich spot, with a trip to Penn State the following week. Take the points with the Fighting Illini at home. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win but fall short ATS 27-17.


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