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Northwestern at Illinois 11/27/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds & Info

Game Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date & Time Saturday November 27, 2021, 3:30 PM (EST)
Memorial Stadium (champaign, Il) Memorial Stadium (champaign, Il), Champaign, USA
Latest odds
ILL -6.5 ; O/U 44.5
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Memorial Stadium will host a matchup between two struggling teams on Saturday as the northwestern Wildcats visit the Illinois Fighting Illini. northwestern has been abysmal all season coming into this game 3-8 on the year riding a five game losing streak following an 18 point loss to Purdue a week ago. Andrew Marty got to start for northwestern completing 10 of 14 passes for 93 yards and one score, while Ryan Hilinski went eight of 11 through the air for 66 yards as well.

The Northwestern rushing attack carried away against Purdue with 144 yards and one score on 44 carries a team. Evan Hull led the way with 96 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Malik Washington Led the way for the northwestern receivers with 54 yards on three catches, while Stephon Robinson Jr. contributed 5 catches for 53 yards.

Illinois is 4-7 on the year after losing three of the last five games played including a 10 point Rd loss to Iowa last week. Illinois played well offensively compiling 312 total yards as a team including 248 through the air to score 23 total points against a stout Iowa defense.

Brandon Peters led the Illinois offense with an abysmal 16-36 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns but threw two interceptions, while running the ball 3 time for -14 yards. Casey Washington was the primary target for Peters with three catches for 61 yards as Isaiah Williams contributed 36 yards and one score on two receptions.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Northwestern are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games.
  • Northwestern are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Illinois' last 9 games.
  • Illinois are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.

Free NCAAF Pick:

Northwestern Wildcats +6.5

Both of these teams have had terrible season as no matter the outcome Saturday will end both teams seasons. Look for this to be an ugly slow paced games between 2 below average teams. Illinois should do enough in front of the home crowd to pull off the win but the Wildcats will keep it close enough to cover. Final Score Prediction, Illinois wins but Northwestern covers 21-17.

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