Free Week 12 Prediction: Hawkeyes vs Fighting Illini Odds
Looking for Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini free picks? Week 12 College football betting sees the Hawkeyes taking on the Fighting Illini Saturday November 19th at Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(6-4) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (3-7)
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa -10
NCAA Betting Total: 45
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The Hawkeyes come in off their biggest win in quite some time and will look for win number 7 here on Saturday.
The task, Illinois, who was eliminated from Bowl contention last week.
Earning your 6th win the way the Iowa Hawkeyes did has to feel so good.
Iowa took down #2 Michigan in Iowa City last week under the lights, as they used a game winning field goal as time expired to secure their spot in bowl season.
The Hawkeyes battled all night long and thanks to their defense putting up huge plays, which included a safety, the offense drove down the field and set up the game winning field goal.
Iowa still has a lot of room to improve, as this offense is a struggle at times. They were fortunate enough to have the defense playing at their best on Saturday, but sooner or later the Hawkeyes will ask the offense to help them out if they’re not on their game.
The Hawkeyes have seen QB C.J. Beathard regress this year, but he’s still finding times to make plays despite having playmakers to work with out wide. He’ll be a key here as Iowa can pick apart this Illinois secondary that is rather weak.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Illini postseason hopes came crashing down after their loss to Wisconsin last week.
Illinois sits at just 3-7 in what is going to be listed as another disappointing year for this program.
While there are many spots to point out that have hurt Illinois, their defense is certainly at the top of that list. On the season, Illinois is averaging 31.3 points against per game.
QB Wes Lunt returned last week halfway through the game, as he was sidelined for 5 games with an injury. Lunt has shown some good flashes this season, but his return against Wisconsin wasn’t anything special.
Lunt was just 2 of 6 for 22 yards, as the Illini really didn’t allow him to take chances.
Expect him to be under center here against Iowa and for Illinois to open the playbook a bit more, especially given that Lunt has the rust off.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Hawkeyes are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 road games.
- Hawkeyes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Fighting Illini are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Fighting Illini are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Fighting Illini are 2-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
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Iowa is certainly on a high after last week’s huge win, but don’t ignore the fact that their offense is rather sluggish still.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Illinois +10
The Illini can keep this one close. It will be a slow game with a lot of run plays, which favors the team with the points.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Iowa 24- Illinois 21
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