Northwestern vs. Illinois Free Pick

College Football Northwestern vs. Illinois Week 12 Picks & Predictions

One week after pulling off an impressive upset in Madison, Northwestern will look to avoid a letdown when it takes on Illinois today at 3:30PM ET from Solider Field in Chicago.

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The Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Fighting Illini are 3.5-point home underdogs to the Wildcats while the total currently sits at 42 points.

The Records

Northwestern enters play with a 9-2 record and is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games. The Wildcats are also 3-1 against the spread in their four road games this season while the Fighting Illini are just 3-3 ATS at home and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games. Illinois is also 5-6 straight up this season.

The Pick

The Wildcats average just 20.4 points per game and allow only 16.6 points per contest defensively. The Fighting Illini only average 23.5 points per game and allow 23.2 points per game on defense. Illinois can't move the ball offensively and Northwestern can be stuck in the mud offensively as well at times. Expect a defensive slugfest today at Solider Field.


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