Ohio St. vs. Illinois Odds
No. 2 Ohio State looks to stay undefeated on Saturday when it hits the road to face Illinois at Noon ET on ABC.
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -17 points against Illinois on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 54.5 points. Ohio State has won seven straight over Illinois, going 5-2 against the spread in those seven games. These two have hit the over in three straight meetings.
Ohio State is 9-0 on the season, 5-0 in the Big Ten, 3-6 against the spread and 7-2 with the under. Ohio State is coming off a 28-14 win over Minnesota at home last week. The Buckeyes have won their last four games by at least 14 points. The Buckeyes are averaging 37.3 points and 454.8 yards per game on offense this season while allowing just 15 points and 302.6 yards per game on defense. The team is led by Ezekiel Elliott, who has run for 1,244 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. J.T. Barrett is back from his one-game suspension and will start at QB this week. He has thrown for 472 yards and seven touchdowns while running for 329 yards and seven scores.
Illinois is 5-4 on the year, 2-3 in the Big Ten, 4-1 against the spread and 6-3 with the under. The Illini are coming off a 48-14 win at Purdue to snap a three-game losing streak. Illinois is averaging 25.8 points and 384.3 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense is allowing 21.7 points and 341.9 yards per game. Wes Lunt has thrown for 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns this season while Ke’Shawn Vaughn has run for 665 yards with six touchdowns. Geronimo Allison has added 56 receptions for 756 yards and three touchdowns.