Free Week 12 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs. Buckeyes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 11
(2-8) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2)
Date: Saturday November 18th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -41
NCAA Betting Total: 54
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We have reached week 12 of the college football season, and most teams will be playing a conference showdown this week.
In this one it’s a Big Ten showdown at Ohio Stadium.
The Illinois Fighting Illini make the trip to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes have won the last seven games played between the two teams.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini are going through a major rebuild, and they are hoping that next year they will finally start to see some results, but this year they have really struggled.
After winning the first two games of the year they have really struggled losing eight games in a row, and none of the games have really been that close.
The biggest issue this team has had has been scoring points. Coming into this game they are only averaging 16.4 points per game which is 124th in the country.
The biggest reason for the struggles on the offensive side of the ball, have been because of their inconsistent quarterback play.
They have tried four different quarterbacks, and they haven’t really found one to stick with. If they want to have success in the coming years, they need to find a good quarterback to build the program around.
To win this game it’s going to take a near miracle. If they can keep this game within 30 points, I think the Fighting Illini would consider that a win.
Ohio State Buckeyes
On the other side of this match up is the Ohio State Buckeyes who have had a nice season so far this year, but they are going to need some help if they want to make it into the college football playoff.
They come into this game with two losses, against Oklahoma and Iowa, and the game against Iowa is probably the game that will keep them out of the playoff, if they do end up missing out.
For the Buckeyes they are good on both sides of the ball, but especially on the offensive side. They are currently averaging 44.2 points per game which is 5th in the country.
To win this game they just need to not get caught looking ahead at what could be coming for this team. They really should try to run up the score in the first half, so that some of the younger players can get some playing time in the second half.
The one thing this team can’t have happen in this game is to have injuries that hurt their chances in the last few games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois’s last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Illinois
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
The Buckeyes are the better team, and it’s going to show early on in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio State -41
I think they will run up the score early and the Fighting Illini will have no answer. The Buckeyes will win this game and also cover the spread.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 52 – Illinois 6
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