Nebraska at Illinois NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Memorial Stadium is the site where Brandon Peters and the Illinois Fighting Illini will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday. Illinois opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 63.5. The Cornhuskers are 1-2-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Fighting Illini are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
09/15/19 WR Kade Warner Hand is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
08/28/19 WR Andre Hunt Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/19 TE Katerian Legrone Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
09/15/19 DL Jamal Woods Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/15/19 DL Kenyon Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/15/19 DB Stanley Green Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/15/19 DB Tony Adams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/02/19 RB Mike Epstein Knee is out for season
08/22/19 CB Marquez Beason Knee is out for season
07/08/19 DL Bobby Roundtree Back is out for season
In their last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers played the NIU Huskies and ended up getting the win by a score of 44-8. Dedrick Mills led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 61 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 116 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.5 yards per carry. JD Spielman was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 76 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 19.0 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cornhuskers was Adrian Martinez who went 16/27 with 257 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ran the football 33 times and generated 238 yards earning them an average of 7.2 yards per run. For the game, the Cornhuskers got 22 1st downs and they had 1 penalty for 15 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 65 plays for 525 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Nebraska allowed 28 completions on 49 attempts totaling 276 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. Against the run, the Cornhuskers allowed 74 yards on 32 carries giving the other team an average of 2.3 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 350 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Cornhuskers head into this matchup 2-1 this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36.7 points per contest, ranking them 37th in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 171.7 yards on the ground per game which is 7th in the Big Ten Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 6th in the conference and 45th in the nation with 1,270 yards. The Cornhuskers have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 21 points per game which has them at 10th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Nebraska is giving up 82 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the Big Ten Conference and 23rd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.2 yards per carry ranking them 7th in the Big Ten Conference and 13th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 246 yards rushing through 3 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cornhuskers have conceded 755 yards. Opponents are completing 60% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Illinois Fighting Illini went up against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-31. Running the show from under center for the Fighting Illini was Brandon Peters who went 22/37 with 297 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Reggie Corbin paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 35 yards and he added 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 144 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 8.0 yards per run. Josh Imatorbhebhe led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 91 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 22.8 yards per reception for that contest. The Illinois Fighting Illini ended up rushing 40 times and earned 167 yards which had them averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Overall, they totaled 77 plays which gave them a total of 464 yards. Overall, the Fighting Illini earned a total of 24 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 80 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. On the defensive side of the ball, Illinois gave up 23 completions on 36 tries for a total of 316 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.9%. For this contest, they conceded 480 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Fighting Illini gave up 164 yards on 40 carries which means they allowed 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
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The Fighting Illini head into this game 2-1. Illinois has made teams respect their running game by averaging 169 rushing yards per contest, putting them 70th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 507 rushing yards through 3 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Fighting Illini average 408.3 yards per game overall which has them at 69th in college football and 9th in the Big Ten Conference. The Fighting Illini are giving up 20 points per contest ranking them 8th in the Big Ten and 47th in the country. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 60 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 79.3 yards per game ranking them 20th in the nation and 7th in the Big Ten Conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 238 rushing yards and 2.1 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are giving up 239.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Fighting Illini are currently ranked 11th in the Big Ten.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers -10.5 and under 63.5 total points
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