Ohio State vs. Illinois Free Pick
CHAMPAIGN, IL (ATS Consultants) - Ohio State's quest to play in the national championship stops in Champaign today when it visits Illinois at 12:00PM ET. Will the Fighting Illini cover the massive spread?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Ohio State is a 33-point favorite over Illinois, while the over/under is currently sitting at 66.5 points. The Buckeyes are 9-0 overall and 5-0 in Big Ten play, while the Fighting Illini are 3-6 overall and 0-5 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Buckeyes opened as 32-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 33 at most online sports books, while the total opened at 65 and has been bet up to 66.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 77% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Buckeyes. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: Take Illinois. Look for Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to build off of his career game against Indiana last week to help Illinois stay within the point spread today. Jonathan Brown has also been a force from his linebacker spot, as he leads the Big Ten in tackles with 88 and has a team-high 10.5 tackles for loss. This is too many points to lay on a road team in a conference game, even if it is a dangerous Ohio State team.
2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 FREE PICK: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI +33