Free Week 7 Prediction: Scarlet Knights vs Fighting Illini Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(1-4) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (2-3)
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Champagne, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 48
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We have reached week seven of the college football season, and most teams are now playing the conference portion of their schedule.
In this one it’s a Big Ten showdown at Memorial Stadium in Champagne.
Two struggling teams face off on when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights make the trip to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are in the middle of a rebuild, and it has really shown with the results on the field so far this season.
They come into this game with a 1-4 record with their only win coming against FCS level competition. In the other four games they have scored 17 or less points in each of the game.
On the defensive side of the ball it hasn’t been any better.
In their last game against the Ohio State Buckeyes they were dominated from the opening kick off and that led to a 56-0 defeat.
To win this game the offense needs to find a way to get going. 17 points probably won’t be enough points to come out ahead.
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini have had a terrible season so far this year. After winning the first two games against mid major teams, they have struggled the last three games and now come into this game with a 2-3 record.
In the three losses you can’t really point to one thing that has been the issue, because it seems like the whole team has been.
The defense has been terrible having let up at least 45 points in two of the last three games. The offense hasn’t been any better scoring 16 points or less in two of the last three games.
The biggest issue for the offense has been they can’t find a quarterback to lead this team. They have tried a bunch of different guys, but no one has really stepped up and grabbed the job.
They are only averaging 178 yards per game through the ground, and that needs to change if they want to have success for the rest of the season.
To win this game it’s all going to come down to the offensive side of the ball. They need to find a way to have success on the ground and through the air.
If the offense struggles again in this game, they will be upset in this one.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Scarlet Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
- Scarlet Knights are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Scarlet Knights are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in October.
- Fighting Illini are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf.
- Fighting Illini are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points.
- Fighting Illini are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
This game comes down to who’s offense is going to be better.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Illinois -2.5
I think that team will be the Fighting Illini. They will get the offense going early and that will lead to a win, and the cover of a spread.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Illinois 27 – Rutgers 20
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