Illinois vs Nebraska Predictions
*Consensus from 1514 predictions.
Pick: Nebraska -17.5 and OVER 70 - The Illinois Fighting Illini are coming off an impressive win over Minnesota where they managed 646 total yards of offense and put up 55 points. The Nebraska Cornhuskers looked sharp against Ohio State last week and could have won that game for the same price. The Illinois Fighting Illini have failed to cover five of their last six games as a double-digit underdog. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have failed to cover their last five games as a double-digit favorite, but you have to like what you've seen from Nebraska the last two weeks. With both offenses rolling and very porous defenses, we should see plenty of points today. Hard to imagine taking Nebraska ha a -17.5 point favorite, but this Illinois team did lose to Maryland by 30 points 2 weeks ago and at this state I think Nebraska is significantly better than Maryland and more than capable of covering this spread. I will lean laying the points here and betting on the overs. Score Prediction: Illinois 27- Nebraska 48
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Illinois Fighting Illini (4-5) take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-7) on November 10, 2018, 12:00 PM ET at the Memorial Stadium-Lincoln
Fighting Illini+17.5 and Cornhuskers-17.5. Over/Under: 71.5.
Illinois is ranked #67 in offense and #115 in defense while Nebraska is ranked #62 offensively and #99 defensively.
ATS Betting Trends:
Illinois Fighting Illini is 2-4 (2-4 ATS) and Nebraska Cornhuskers is 1-5 (4-2 ATS). The over / under for Illinois the past 10 games is 5-1 while Nebraska Cornhuskers o/u is 5-1.
Predicted Score: Fighting Illini 27 - Cornhuskers 32.
SJ Computer Pick: Illinois Fighting Illini +17.5 and UNDER 71.5.
Computer Prediction - SJ Computer Picks is a free prediction tool using fundamental college football handicapping metrics: offensive and defensive stats, score differentials, yards per attempt, rushing yards, NCAAF power rankings, rushing/passing yards, and points allowed.
The Champaign Room: Illinois miscues lead to blowout loss at Nebraska, 54-35
Illinois entered the day with a chance to move within one game of bowl eligibility.
And Illinois ended the day looking like anything but the team that demolished Minnesota one week ago.
The Illini missed their opportunity at pulling to .500 on the season with a 54-35 loss to Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. If Illinois still wants to qualify for its first bowl game since the 2014 season this year, it will take wins over a ranked Iowa team and a Northwestern team still looking for a trip to the Big Ten Championship.
Fansided: Illinois Football: 3 observations from the Illini loss to Nebraska
This Illini team isn't far away from being a perennial bowl program. They could have easily been in the game against Nebraska but some really dumb turnovers and some bad dropped balls were coupled with a defense that struggled early on, and all of this led to the Illini falling short of a win.
Illinois competed with this Cornhuskers program early on in the game. They went back and forth scoring touchdowns in the first four possessions. But, Nebraska took a 21-14 lead into the second quarter and never looked back.
The Cornhuskers kicked a field goal in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead.
Corn Nation: Nebraska Football vs Illinois: THE GAME THREAD!
If you missed any of our coverage this week, be sure to catch up at the Nebraska vs Illinois 2018 Game Center!!!!
There are a lot of tickets available on the secondary market and being given away on groups on that social media platform that has all those groups on it. It will be interesting to see how many Husker fans show up to the game!
Nebraska returns to Memorial Stadium on Saturday for a Big Ten West Division matchup with Illinois. Nebraska enters the game at 2-7 overall and 1-5 in Big Ten play, following a 36-31 loss at No.
Fansided: Nebraska Football: How to watch and stream against Illinois
There are no fans quite like Nebraska football fans and that will be proven again Saturday when the Huskers sell out Lincoln Memorial Stadium when they host Illinois.
Most fan bases would be disappointed about a 2-7 season and surely, Nebraska football fans are, however, there is still light at the end of this tunnel. Husker fans seem the momentum moving in the right direction and with a season-ending winning streak, it would be hard not to feel good heading into next season.
So that's the goal. Win out. It might seem difficult against Illinois, Michigan State and Iowa but it's possible.
The News-Gazette: Who's got the edge? Illinois at Nebraska
Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down Illinois and Nebraska:Offense
Illinois found the balance offensive coordinator Rod Smith was searching for when it put up 646 yards of total offense in beating Minnesota. Yes, that was still buoyed by 430 rushing yards, but fifth-year quarterback AJ Bush Jr. showed consistency passing for the second straight game. Freeing up running back Reggie Corbin will continue to be top priority for the Illini. Odds are, though, the Cornhuskers know that. Nebraska has a top-20 offense of its own. Moving the ball has not been an issue this season behind quarterback Adrian Martinez (2,402 total yards and 18 touchdowns) and running back Devine Ozigbo (796 rushing yards and nine touchdowns)
Let's face it.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Illinois Fighting Illini (62% consensus). Despite managing only two wins in nine tries and coming off yet another loss, Nebraska believes it has shown enough over the last six games to be confident the program is ready to compete with anyone. Following a hard-fought defeat at No. 7 Ohio State last weekend, the Cornhuskers attempt to notch their third win in four contests Saturday when they host Illinois... http://bit.ly/2D09oAo
Official Site of the Huskers: Saturday's Match-up: Illinois at Nebraska
Illinois (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) at Nebraska (2-7, 1-5)
Saturday, 11 a.m., Memorial Stadium, Lincoln
TV: BTN (Brandon Gaudin, Glen Mason, Elise Menaker)
WHAT'S AT STAKE: Nebraska has won two straight home games as it returns to Memorial Stadium following a narrow 36-31 loss at No. 8 Ohio State - a performance that has players, coaches and fans encouraged for a strong finish to head coach Scott Frost's first season. The Huskers can't reach bowl eligibility status, so winning these final three games is their primary goal, and to send this senior class out on a winning streak and set a positive tone for the offseason.
Betting Prediction for Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 10, 2018, 12:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Nebraska will WIN , Illinois will Cover , and the Total will go Under .
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Fansided: Nebraska Football: Getting you set for Illinois and the Huskers
There's cause for optimism in Lincoln as Nebraska football welcomes the Illinois Fighting Illini to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. They went into Columbus last weekend and led Ohio State at halftime, prompting the hometown crowd to boo the home team off the field.
Adrian Martinez was a classic dual-threat quarterback, adding two rushing touchdowns to 266 passing yards, a touchdown, and a 66.7 percent completion percentage. Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman were both solid, logging seven and six catches respectively for 87 and 61 yards. The defense forced the Buckeyes to punt four times, after having not forced an OSU punt since 2012.
Corn Nation: Nebraska vs Illinois: Game Time, TV, Streaming, Odds and More
Nebraska returns to Memorial Stadium on Saturday for a Big Ten West Division matchup with Illinois. Nebraska enters the game at 2-7 overall and 1-5 in Big Ten play, following a 36-31 loss at No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday. The Huskers held a 21-16 halftime advantage, before the Buckeyes rallied in the second half for a victory. Nebraska continued to make strides in the matchup at Ohio State, putting up 450 yards of total offense, while the defense had three takeaways for the second straight week.
Illinois comes to Lincoln with a 4-5 record, including a 2-4 conference mark.
Fansided: Nebraska Football: 3 reasons the Huskers can beat Illinois
After the Nebraska football team went to Ohio State and put together what was clearly its best effort of the 2018 seasons, the Huskers and their fans can't wait to get the team back on the field for Saturday's home game against Illinois.
The excitement surrounding Nebraska football is palpable right now and it's not just because of one moral victory in Columbus last week. That game proved that the Huskers could play with one of the elite teams in the Big Ten and they could do it on the road.
Now, Nebraska football has to prove it can beat a 4-5 Illinois team that will come to Lincoln plenty motivated.
Corn Nation: Five Reasons Nebraska Will Lose: Illinois
These articles have gotten harder to write as the season has progressed, and that's partially because I don't want to write the same thing over and over again until my fingers turn blue. It also has a lot to do with the fact Nebraska has gotten extremely better since its first game.
Last week was a little easier to write, and I thought Nebraska was going to lose by three touchdowns after keeping it close in the first half. The Huskers only lost by five, and they really showed me how much they've improved. I know a lot of people will argue that Ohio State isn't as good as its ranking, but the Huskers still went on the road to the Horseshoe and stuck it to them.
Statfox free score prediction: 28 to 33. Total score: 61. Bet the over!
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