For a second straight year, Illinois is opening the college football season at home in Week 0. Last season, it was an opener against Nebraska that the Illini won to open the Bret Bielema era in Champaign.

Now, Illinois is entering 2022 looking to improve on the 5-7 mark of last season. If the Illini do improve on that win total, they will be qualified to go bowling in the postseason.

Heading toward Week 0, DraftKings has set the betting lines for the first college football action. For Illinois’ game against Wyoming, DraftKings has the Illini as -10 favorites over the Cowboys.


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Hopefully, Illinois is able to look the part as a double-digit favorite when the team takes the field. For now, the Illini are still trying to land on a starting quarterback for that opener.

Across the B1G, Nebraska and Northwestern are also set to play in Week 0. In that matchup, the Huskers are currently expected to be a 12-point favorite for the game in Dublin.