Illinois opens as narrow favorite at home against Nebraska
Both Illinois and Nebraska enter Friday night’s Week 6 game searching for a win after they were both dominated on Saturday. Nebraska lost to No. 2 Michigan, 45-7 in Lincoln. The game was never close, as Nebraska didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter.
Like Nebraska, it was a tough day for Illinois, as the Fighting Illini lost to Purdue, 44-19. It was a close game at the half, as Purdue led only 16-13. However, the second half got away from the Boilermakers as they were outscored 28-6 in the final two quarters.
Both of these teams are 2-3 on the season, and 0-2 in B1G play. In a game like this, it is tough to say who will be favored. However, in large part because of home-field advantage, Illinois is favored by 4 points.
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Circa Sports revealed their opening lines on Sunday, and it has the Fighting Illini as 4-point favorites with an over/under of 41.5 points. Fans can head to BetMGM to get in on the weekly action!
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Both teams have really struggled this year and it started in the nonconference schedule. Nebraska was destroyed by Colorado 36-14, while Illinois was dominated in Lawrence by the Kansas Jayhawks, 34-23 in a game the Fighting Illini were down by 27 at one point.
Last year when these two teams played, Illinois won, 26-9, in Lincoln. This year’s kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Friday night and will be on the B1G Network.