Illinois vs. Iowa Odds
No. 22 Iowa looks to stay unbeaten on Saturday when it welcomes Illinois to town at Noon ET on ESPNU.
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie, Iowa is the favorite at home in this game, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -11 points against the Illini. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 44 points. Iowa has won six of its last seven against Illinois, but the two have split the spread in their last eight meetings. These two are 5-0-1 with the under in their last six encounters.
Iowa is 5-0 on the season, 1-0 in the Big Ten, 4-1 against the spread and 2-2-1 with the over/under total. The Hawkeyes are coming off a 10-6 win at Wisconsin last week to crack the rankings. Iowa is putting up 32.2 points per game on offense while holding opponents to just 15.4 points and 299.8 yards per game. C.J. Beathard is leading the offense with 1,039 passing yards and seven touchdowns. Jordan Canzeri is the leading rusher with 441 yards and eight touchdowns while Matt VandeBerg is the leading receiver with 31 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns.
Illinois is 4-1 overall, 1-0 in the Big Ten, 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 with the under. The Illini are coming off a 14-13 win against Nebraska to open Big Ten play last week. Illinois is averaging 30.2 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 17.8 points and 303.4 yards per game. The team has been led by QB Wes Lunt, who has thrown for 1,107 yards and eight touchdowns this year. Geronimo Allison has been his top target, as Allison has 32 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Ferguson is the leading rusher with 381 yards, but he is doubtful for this game because of a shoulder injury.