Oddsmakers give the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-2) the edge when they host the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-5) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 in a matchup between Big Ten rivals at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa is favored by 3 points. The game has an over/under of 32.5 points.

While Iowa ranks 11th-worst in the FBS in scoring offense with 18.8 points per game, it's been a different story on defense, as the defense ranks third-best (12.3 points per game allowed). In terms of points scored Illinois ranks 90th in the FBS (23.8 points per game), and it is 102nd on the other side of the ball (29.3 points allowed per contest).

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Illinois vs. Iowa Game Info

  • Game Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
  • Venue: Kinnick Stadium
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
Iowa vs Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Iowa -3 -110 -110 32.5 -105 -115 -155 +130

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Illinois Recent Performance

  • Offensively, the Fighting Illini are struggling right now -- in their past three games, they are gaining just 452 yards per game (-12-worst in college football). Defensively, they are giving up 363.3 (67th-ranked).
  • The Fighting Illini are putting up 32 points per game in their past three games (72nd in college football), and allowing 32 per game (-62-worst).
  • In its past three games, Illinois has thrown for 301.3 yards per game (32nd in the country), and given up 232 in the air (-36-worst).
  • The Fighting Illini are accumulating 150.7 rushing yards per game in their past three games (seventh-worst in college football), and conceding 131.3 per game (100th).
  • The Fighting Illini have one win against the spread, and are 2-1 overall, in their past three games.
  • Illinois' past three games have all hit the over.

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Illinois Betting Records & Stats

  • Illinois has covered the spread only twice in 10 opportunities this season.
  • The Fighting Illini have covered the spread once this year (1-3 ATS) when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
  • Five of Illinois' 10 games with a set total have hit the over (50%).
  • Illinois has entered the game as an underdog five times this season and won twice.
  • Illinois has entered three games this season as the underdog by +130 or more and is in those contests.

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Illinois Stats Leaders

  • Luke Altmyer leads Illinois with 1,888 yards on 175-of-270 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 282 rushing yards (28.2 ypg) on 94 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
  • Kaden Feagin is his team's leading rusher with 95 carries for 438 yards, or 43.8 per game. He's found the end zone two times on the ground, as well.
  • Reggie Love III has racked up 75 carries and totaled 392 yards with three touchdowns.
  • Isaiah Williams' 893 receiving yards (89.3 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 68 receptions on 108 targets with five touchdowns.
  • Pat Bryant has caught 36 passes and compiled 520 receiving yards (52 per game) with six touchdowns.
  • Casey Washington has racked up 394 reciving yards (39.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
  • Jer'Zhan Newton has racked up 5.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording six TFL and 37 tackles.
  • Illinois' top-tackler, Dylan Rosiek, has 52 tackles, four TFL, and one sack this year.
  • Xavier Scott has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 51 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

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