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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 08/28/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 08/28/2021 – The long wait is finally over as the NCAAF 2021-22 season will kick off with its opening game from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. The top betting websites are flourishing with predictions and odds for this exciting and upcoming season. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will take on the Illinois Fighting Illini in their very first season opener. Both teams will battle from the Big 10 West Division and they hope to have a better season than the last. Nebraska finished fifth last season while the Fighting Illini were stuck at the bottom of the list.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 08/28/2021
Nebraska will hope to make it past their tough opponents this year after completing their last season with a 3-5 record. The Cornhuskers were behind Minnesota and Wisconsin. Adrian Martinez will continue to take the quarterback spot for the fourth straight season. The Cornhuskers have Samouri Toure from Montana and Austin Allen will take the tight end position. Nebraska seems to be intact from the defensive end with their senior players taking their respective positions. Ben Stille, Deontai Williams, and Taylor-Britt will hold their squad together against opponents. Linebacker Will Honas is expected to be another key player this season.
Players to watch: A. Martinez QB (CMP 108, ATT 151, YDS 1055, CMP% 71.5, AVG 7, LNG 38, TD 4, INT 3, SACK 11, SYL -62, RTG 135, ATT 91, YDS 521, AVG 5.7, LNG 41, TD 7), L. McCaffrey QB (CMP 48, ATT 76, YDS 466, CMP% 63.2, AVG 6.1, LNG 45, TD 1, INT 6, SACK 5, SYL -43, RTG 103.2), D. Mills RB (ATT 84, YDS 396, AVG 4.7, LNG 50, TD 3), W. Robinson WR (REC 51, YDS 461, AVG 9, LNG 38, TD 1).
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Illini turned out to be a disaster last season with their poor overall performance. Illinois sat at the bottom with a 2-6 record on the season. During the offseason, the Fighting Illini made a big announcement after hiring their new head coach Bret Bielema. Brandon Peters will take the quarterback spot once again and the Cornhuskers are all set to bring back four of their offensive starters to the team. From the running back spot, Chase Brown will play alongside Chase Hayden while Daniel Barker and Luke Ford take the tight end.
Players to watch: B. Peters QB (CMP 39, ATT 80, YDS 429, CMP% 48.8, AVG 5.4, LNG 28, TD 3, INT 0, SACK 4, SYL -25, RTG 106.2), I. Williams WR (CMP 26, ATT 63, YDS 393, CMP% 41.3, AVG 6.2, LNG 46, TD 4, INT 2, SACK 4, SYL -17, RTG 108.3), (ATT 63, YDS 389, AVG 6.2, LNG 64, TD 1), C. Brown RB (ATT 104, YDS 540, AVG 5.2, LNG 39, TD 3), J. Imatorbhebhe WR (REC 22, YDS 297, AVG 13.5, LNG 52, TD 3).
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Numbers
Nebraska is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks
The college football odds are turning towards Nebraska to win this game with the help of their strong offense. The Cornhuskers had a decent quarterback with talented wide receivers and players from the tight end. Illinois is bringing back most of their players and will not stand a chance against the Cornhuskers. Back Nebraska to win this game with a score prediction of 27-24.