Illinois vs Iowa NCAA Football Parlay 11/23/2019
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -12.5
Nathan Stanley and the Iowa Hawkeyes play the Illinois Fighting Illini at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Illinois opens this matchup as 12.5-point underdogs. The Fighting Illini are 7-3-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Hawkeyes are 2-7-1 when wagering on the over/under and 5-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Illinois Fighting Illini played the Michigan State Spartans and notched a win by a score of 37-34. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Fighting Illini was Brandon Peters who went 22/42 with 369 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Reggie Corbin led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 29 yards by way of 7 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per run. Josh Imatorbhebhe led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 178 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 44.5 yards per reception in the game. The Fighting Illini ended up rushing 27 times and generated 36 yards which gave them an average of 1.3 yards per run. On the day, the Fighting Illini racked up 16 1st downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 94 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In all, they finished with a total of 69 plays which gave them a total of 405 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Illinois allowed 19 catches on 36 throws totaling 251 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.8%. In the running game, the Fighting Illini allowed 275 yards on 51 attempts which means they had an average of 5.4 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 526 yards and forced 4 takeaways.
The Fighting Illini head into this game 6-4 this year. For total yards, they rank 12th in the conference and 114th in Division 1 with 3,340 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.7 points per contest, putting them 58th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 150.6 rushing yards per contest which is 9th in the conference. The Fighting Illini have one of the average defenses in the nation, giving up 25.7 points per game ranking them 10th in the conference. When it comes to yards rushing, Illinois is giving up 198.1 yards per contest putting them 13th in the conference and 104th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush ranking them 11th in the Big Ten and 72nd in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,981 yards rushing through 10 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Fighting Illini have allowed 1,834 yards. Opponents are completing 57.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt.
In their last contest, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and earned the win by a score of 23-19. Running the show from under center for the Hawkeyes was Nate Stanley who went 14/23 with 173 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Tyler Goodson led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards and he notched 1 TD during the game. He ran for a total of 94 yards by way of 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. Tyrone Tracy Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 77 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 12.8 yards per reception for the game. The Hawkeyes ran the ball a total of 31 times and totaled 117 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 54 plays for a total of 290 yards. For the game, the Hawkeyes totaled 17 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 16 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa allowed 25 catches on 39 attempts totaling 368 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.1%. On the ground, the Hawkeyes allowed 63 yards on 30 tries which is an average of 2.1 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up 431 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with a record of 7-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Hawkeyes have one of the average offenses in college football. Iowa is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 137 rushing yards per game, ranking them 99th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,370 rushing yards through 10 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Hawkeyes average 372.6 yards per game overall ranking them 91st in the country and 9th in the conference. The Hawkeyes are giving up 12.4 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 5th in Division 1. When talking about points given up, they have given up 124 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 107.5 yards per game which puts them at 16th in D-1 and 5th in the Big Ten Conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,075 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in college football. They are giving up 196 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Hawkeyes currently sit at 6th in the Big Ten Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -12.5 and over the total points
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