Wyoming vs. Illinois Prediction
One of the “Week 0” matchups in college football will pit non-conference foes Wyoming against Illinois at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.
With the Fighting Illini sitting as 13.5-point home favorites and the total listed at 42.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to today’s matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
309 Wyoming Cowboys (+13.5) at 310 Illinois Fighting Illini (-13.5); o/u 42.5
4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 27, 2022
Memorial Stadium, Champagne, IL
Wyoming vs. Illinois Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 64% of bets are on Illinois. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Wyoming Cowboys Game Notes
Wyoming lost defensive end Sabastian Harsh earlier this week to an unspecified, season-ending injury. Backup running back Dawaiian McNeeley is also banged up and receiver Gunner Gentry will miss his second-straight season after suffering a knee injury in camp.
Illinois Fighting Illini Game Notes
Bret Bielema announced Syracuse transfer Tommy DeVito as Illinois' starting quarterback on Thursday. DeVito has a promising arm and the potential to boost the offense under first-year coordinator Barry Lunney Jr., hired from UTSA after the Roadrunners embarrassed Bielema's squad last year. The run-happy Cowboys lost quarterbacks Sean Chambers and Levi Williams to the transfer portal and brought in Andrew Peasley from rival Utah State and Evan Svoboda from Snow College. The result could hinge on which team's newcomers hit the ground running.
Wyoming vs. Illinois Betting Trends
Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten
Fighting Illini are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Fighting Illini are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games
Wyoming vs. Illinois Betting Prediction
The under is 8-2 in the Fighting Illini’s last 10 games overall, is 4-1 in their last five home games and is 14-5 in their last 19 non-conference matchups. I don’t know how sharp these offenses will be out of the gates and considering the unfamiliarity on both sides, I could see both offenses struggling. This is a low total, but I still don’t see these two teams combining for enough points to push the final score over the number today in Champagne.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 0 PREDICTION: WYOMING/ILLINOIS UNDER 43.5