Free Week 6 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs Knights Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 6
(2-2) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-4)
Date: Saturday, October 6th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: HighPoint.com Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
NCAA Football Spread: Illinois -5
NCAA Betting Total: 50
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The Illinois Fighting Illini were dominated in their last outing against Penn State in which they faltered 24-63.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are coming into this one on a four-game losing streak with their most recent contest a 17-24 defeat to the Indiana Hoosiers.
Illinois opened up at 1.5 point favorites and have since shot up to 5 point favorites with about 69% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 50.5 but has remained stagnant thus far.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois’ offense was able to produce 411 yards of offense while also totaling 26 first downs against a solid Penn State defense, but could only convert 4 of 12 third down attempts.
QB M.J. Rivers II completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 149 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Leading the rushing attack were RBs Reggie Corbin and Mike Epstein who combined for 160 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries.
WR Carmoni Green was the most productive receiver hauling in four catches for 49 yards.
Defensively, Illinois gave up a monstrous 591 yards against Penn State allowing them to total 31 first downs while completing 9 of their 11 first down attempts.
Really the only good they did was force two turnovers.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers offense couldn’t get much going against Indiana as they racked up 291 yards while going just 4 of 12 on third down attempts.
QB Artur Sitkowski completed 18 of his 35 pass attempts for 154 yards and one touchdown.
RBs Raheem Blackshear and Jonathan Hilliman combined for 93 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.
Leading the aerial assault were WRs Jerome Washington and Shameen Jones who combined for 89 yards and one touchdown on five receptions.
On the defensive side they surrendered 451 yards while allowing Indiana to convert 11 of 18 third down attempts and 2 of 3 fourth down attempts.
They also contributed a measly one sack and two tackles for a loss, but did get an interception.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Illinois is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois’s last 10 games.
- Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road.
- Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games.
- Rutgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home.
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Illinois outlasts Rutgers on the road.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Rutgers +5
After over two weeks off from playing a football game, I expect Illinois to come out sluggish on the road against a desperate Rutgers squad looking to squash their losing streak.
Illinois has lost their last five games on the road and have gone 2-7 ATS on the road, while Rutgers have played competitive at home recently going 4-2 ATS.
Las Vegas thought this game was a toss-up, but the way the line has moved it looks like the money is on Illinois, but at this point I’m going to take the points and the home team.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Illinois 31 – Rutgers 27
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