Free Week 13 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs Wildcats Odds
Looking for Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats free picks? Week 13 College football betting sees the Fighting Illini taking on the Wildcats Saturday November 26th at Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(3-8) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats (5-6)
Date: Saturday, November 26th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Northwestern -16
NCAA Betting Total: 45.5
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Northwestern will vie for bowl eligibility when they take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.
Sitting with 5 wins, the Wildcats have a solid shot and earning a bowl berth this season, as they enter play big favorites.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Illini have just been a mess everywhere you look this season.
QB Wes Lunt has taken back over the offense, but after Illinois was shutout last week, he is going to be on a short leash here in the season finale.
Illinois is averaging just 19.5 points per game and that number shrinks down to 12.8 when they are on the road. This season, Illinois is just 1-3 away from home.
Head coach Lovie Smith wants to see some inspirational play here this week, as Illinois has looked lifeless over the past couple weeks.
The Illini put up just 198 yards of total offense last week and showed zero encouraging signs.
Smith is looking for something to build off of to take into next season. A win here would be exactly what he needs to see.
The Northwestern Wildcats dropped to Minnesota last week, which means they’ll need a win here against Illinois to get themselves into the postseason.
The Wildcats have leaned on QB Clayton Thorson, who continues to put up impressive numbers, but hasn’t gotten much help from his offensive line as of late.
Thorson has thrown for over 250 yards in 6 straight games, but will go up against an Illinois team that is very good with their pass rush.
WR Austin Carr is making a bit of a name for himself this season as well.
Carr is averaging 7.3 receptions per game, which ranks 9th in the country. He has compiled 1170 yards, which ranks 10th in the nation.
Northwestern is just 2-4 this season at home, while averaging just 16 points per home contest.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Fighting Illini are 14-29 ATS in their last 43 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Fighting Illini are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Fighting Illini are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games.
- Wildcats are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games
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With a spot in the postseason on the line here, this is going to be a game Northwestern will open the playbook for.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Northwestern -16
Lay the points here. The Wildcats will be able to keep this Fighting Illini offense down, as they simply just haven’t had any sort of spark this season.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Northwestern 30- Illinois 6
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