Washington vs. Illinois Odds

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CHAMPAIGN, IL (The Spread) – No. 19 Washington hopes to avoid an upset on the road on Saturday when it takes on Illinois at 6PM ET on the Big Ten Network.

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Illinois is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. Washington is 1-0 on the season, 1-0 against the spread and playing in its first road game. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends show that that Illinois is 1-7 against the spread in its last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against a team with a winning record.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Washington is the favorite on the road, as the Huskies have odds of -9.5 points against Illinois. The over/under total for the game has been set at 62.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Washington favored by 8 points. The spread hit a peak of 11 points before falling back to Washington -9.5. The over/under total opened at 63 points. The total hit a low of 62 before moving back to 62.5.

Washington opened the season with a 38-6 win over Boise State at home two weeks ago. The Huskies racked up an impressive 592 yards against the Broncos and held Boise State’s offense to 346 total yards. Washington quarterback Keith Price was 23 of 31 passing in the win for 324 yards and two touchdowns while running back Bishop Sankey rushed for 161 yards and two scores on 25 carries.

Illinois is off to a 2-0 start, averaging 43.5 points per game in the process. The Illini are coming off an impressive 45-17 win over Cincinnati. The team is currently averaging 493 yards per game on offense. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is putting up impressive numbers, throwing for 728 yards and six touchdowns through two games. He has spread the ball around, as four different receivers have over 100 yards on the season.

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In terms of Injuries, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is questionable for this game due to a suspension while Illinois offensive lineman Tony Durkin is out for the season due to an undisclosed injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Washington, as the Huskies are getting 63% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points at Illinois on Saturday.

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