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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020 NCAAF Game Analysis, Tips & Spread

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12-12-2020 NCAAF Game Analysis Tips & Spread

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020 – A Big 10 West Conference play is all set to take place as Illinois Fighting Illini take the road to kick-off against Northwestern Wildcats. Illinois secured the top spot in the Big 10 West and are 5-1 with their conference and overall play. The Wildcats continue to dominate the Big 10 West and they are all set to take out the Fighting Illini. As for Illinois, they are at the bottom of the list with a 2-4 conference and overall record. The sports betting picks have already favored the Wildcats to win this game with ease.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020

When: Saturday, December 12, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
TV: ESPN2
Stream: Sofascore

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Fighting Illini +14.5 (-107) 46.5 o (-107) +400
Wildcats -14.5 (-107) 46.5 u (-107) -500
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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini has struggled this season as they share the same record with Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Fighting Illini lost their last game against Iowa Hawkeyes when they gave up 35 and scored just 21 in return. Brandon Peters played well after converting 10 of his 18 passing attempts in a span of 116 yards with two TDs. Running back Chase Bron managed to touch 83 yards with 18 carries in total. Illinois failed to bring a balance between their offensive and defensive unit.

Players to watch: B. Peters QB (CMP 36 ATT 62 YDS 408 CMP% 58.1 AVG 6.6 LNG 28 TD 3 INT 0 SACK 4 SYL -25 RTG 129.3), C. Taylor QB (CMP 23 ATT 46 YDS 379 CMP% 50 AVG 8.2 LNG 52 TD 3 INT 2 SACK 5 SYL -34 RTG 132), C. Brown RB (ATT 79 YDS 440 AVG 5.6 LNG 39 TD 2), M. Epstein RB (ATT 55 YDS 338 AVG 6.1 LNG 63 TD 4), J. Imatorbhebhe WR (REC 19 YDS 263 AVG 13.8 LNG 52 TD 3).      

Northwestern Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats lost just a single game this year, but they stayed ahead of the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Wildcats have been a threat right from the start and they are yet to play Ohio State in their next game. In their last outing, Northwestern Wildcats lost against Michigan State Spartans. The Wildcats gave up 29 and scored just 20 in return. Peyton Ramsey managed to cover 21 of his 43 passing attempts in a span of 210 yards. Wide receiver Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman contributed well with yards and eight catches.  

Players to watch: P. Ramsey QB (CMP 117 ATT 198 YDS 1136 CMP% 59.1 AVG 5.7 LNG 27 TD 8 INT 6 SACK 9 SYL -64 RTG 114.6), R. Lees WR (CMP 2 ATT 2 YDS 48 CMP% 100 AVG 24 LNG 36 TD 0 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 301.6), D. Anderson RB (ATT 61 YDS 252 AVG 4.1 LNG 41 TD 2), I. Bowser RB (ATT 72 YDS 212 AVG 2.9 LNG 13 TD 1), R. Chiaokhiao-Bowman WR (REC 30 YDS 344 AVG 11.5 LNG 36 TD 4).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Numbers

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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
Fighting Illini are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Northwestern.
Illinois is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Northwestern.
Illinois is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Fighting Illini are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Northwestern.

Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern’s last 6 games.
Northwestern is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northwestern’s last 10 games against Illinois.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern’s last 6 games at home.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Picks

The Wildcats will have an easy victory in this game as the football betting teasers are in their support. Back the Wildcats to win with a score of 31-14.