Illinois vs. Nebraska Prediction & Odds
One of the biggest surprises in college football this season has been the Illinois Fighting Illini, who are now up to No. 17 in the country.
Will the Illini avoid a letdown on Saturday afternoon when they take on unranked Big Ten foe Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
117 Illinois Fighting Illini (-7.5) at 118 Nebraska Cornhuskers (+7.5); o/u 50.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 29, 2022
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Illinois vs. Nebraska Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 65% of bets are on South Alabama. 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.
Illinois Fighting Illini Game Notes
Chase Brown had 41 rushes for 180 yards and gathered in all three targets for 53 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's 26-14 victory against Minnesota. Brown totaled a career-high 44 touches and his highest total yardage of the season as he once again served as the focal point of Illinois' offense. The 205-pound back also caught a game-long 40-yard receiving touchdown to open up the scoring in the first quarter. Brown has now recorded 192 rushing attempts on the season and 72 combined rushes over the past two games, though he will have two weeks to rest up before the Fighting Illini's next game against Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Game Notes
Casey Thompson was 16-for-29 passing for 354 yards during Saturday's 43-37 loss versus Purdue. Thompson had six completions of at least 30 yards and two of 64 yards or more Saturday, and he also added a 31-yard rush. Both of his touchdown passes came in the third quarter on completions of 37 and 72 yards to wide receiver Trey Palmer. Thompson could have scored more, but the Cornhuskers failed to come away with touchdowns on two of their four red-zone trips. The junior has now thrown two interceptions in three of Nebraska's seven games this season, and he'll look to clean up these mistakes before facing a much tougher Illinois defense during Nebraska's next game in Week 9.
Illinois vs. Nebraska Betting Trends
Underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings
Fighting Illini are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings
Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings
Illinois vs. Nebraska Betting Prediction
The Fighting Illini are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games overall and have covered in four of their last five games coming off a bye week. On the other side, the Cornhuskers are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five home games and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PREDICTION: ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI -7.5