I like getting Nebraska here under a touchdown. Nebraska could be slightly distracted due to ongoing NCAA investigations regarding the football program and head coach Scott Frost, but I’m predicting we see Adrian Martinez have a breakout year and no better place to get started then against a sub par defense of Illinois. Also Nebraska is returning 10 starters on defense so look for big improvements on that side of the ball this season.
Stripling gets his first start since April 25 and is expected to take Rich Hill's spot in the rotation. Stripling this year has been a better starter than reliever and his time off is a concern for me tonight but Stripling should give the Dodgers the edge on the mound over Robbie Ray. Ray looked good in his last start against Colorado, but I like Stripling and Dodgers here.