Iowa at Illinois Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/11/2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-3) will attempt to move up the Big Ten standings on Saturday afternoon when they visit the Illinois Fighting Illini (4-5). Iowa and Illinois are currently fourth and sixth in the Big Ten West, respectively.
Iowa played their worst game of the season last Saturday when they were blown out 51-14 by Minnesota on the road. They had just 205 total yards in that loss and they ended up turning the ball over three times.
The Hawkeyes have their defense to thank for their winning record after they gave up just 23.4 points per game in their first nine games. Running back Mark Weisman has only rushed for 542 yards this season, but he has also been able to score 14 touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Rudock has thrown for 1,653 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Illinois had a hard time moving the ball against Ohio State in their last game and ended up getting pummeled 55-14. They turned the ball over four times in that loss and they finished with just 243 total yards.
The Fighting Illini have had one of the worst defenses in the country by giving up 36.7 points per game to their opponents. Quarterback Wes Lunt has 1,569 passing yards this season with 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Running back Josh Ferguson has been able to rush for 552 yards with six scores.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-5-0 Against the Spread
Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-4-0 against the Over/Under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-6-0 Against the Spread
Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/09/14 OL Boone Myers Arm "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/09/14 TE George Kittle Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/09/14 Backup RB Jordan Canzeri Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/09/14 LB Reggie Spearman Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/30/14 RB LeShun Daniels Jr. Foot out for season
10/28/14 WR Derrick Willies Muscle Pull out for season
08/27/14 DL Darian Cooper Knee out for season
08/18/14 FB Adam Cox ACL out for season
Illinois Fighting Illini
11/09/14 LB B.J. Bello Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/09/14 DB Jaylen Dunlap Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/09/14 OL Peter Cvijanovic Arm "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/09/14 OL Ted Karras Leg "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/09/14 QB Wes Lunt Leg missed last 3 games, probable Saturday vs. Iowa
10/31/14 DL Kenny Nelson Undisclosed out for season
10/21/14 DT Teko Powell Foot out for season
09/13/14 OL Jake Angona Undisclosed out for season
09/13/14 LB Sean White Undisclosed out for season
08/08/14 LB Mike Svetina Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa
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