Free Week 13 Prediction: Wildcats vs Fighting Illini Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 13
(8-3) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (2-9)
Date: Saturday, November 25th
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Northwestern -16.5
NCAA Betting Total: 46
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It’s a game of streaks. Northwestern will look to make it seven wins in a row while Illinois will be looking to snap their nine game losing streak.
After a rocky 2-3 start Northwestern has righted the ship and they have now won six straight games and they will look to make it seven this Saturday against Illinois.
Northwestern will be making it to a bowl game for the third straight year and for the eight time under Pat Fitzgerald in twelve years.
Northwestern is coming off a shut out win over Minnesota and they’ll have a chance to pitch another shut out in this one.
Northwestern has a good defense anyway and with how bad Illinois is on the offensive end, look for this one to not really be all that close.
More than likely, it’ll be just a steady ham and eggs type performance from Northwestern.
Illinois Fighting Illini
In Lovie Smith’s second year the Illinois Fighting Illini haven’t really progressed. Granted, things were expected to be slow and this was Smith’s first true full year with the club.
Last year, he only had one recruit, this year was his first full year of the whole recruitment process.
So, more than likely, Smith will stay, but Illinois will have to improve next year. If he doesn’t, well, there are plenty of interesting coaches that will be available out in the market.
As you might expect, statistically, this is one of the worse teams in college football. Offensively, Illinois ranks 126th, and they rank 125th in scoring offense.
I guess, the goal in this one is Illinois will look to score more than 17 points. Which is something they haven’t done in five straight games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Northwestern is 5-0 ATS in their last five games
- Northwestern is 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games
- Illinois is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games
- Illinois is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games
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I’ve got Northwestern in this one. Northwestern doesn’t have the most prolific offense on the planet, but, the way I see it they may only need to find the end zone three times to cover.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Northwestern -16.5 ATS
However, I’m sure they’ll find it more than that. Illinois could potentially wear down in the second half and that’s when Northwestern’s running game could become a major factor.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Northwestern 30 – Illinois 10
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