Rutgers vs Illinois NCAA Football Parlay 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Johnny Langan and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Illinois Fighting Illini. Rutgers opens this game as 21-point dogs. The Scarlet Knights are 2-6-0 ATS and 4-4-0 when betting on the total. The Fighting Illini are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced the Liberty Flames and ended up getting the victory by a score of 44-34. Leading the way at QB for the Scarlet Knights was Johnny Langan who went 15/21 with 192 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Johnny Langan paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he tallied 1 TD in the game. He ran for 118 yards by way of 21 carries which gave him an average of 5.6 yards per run. Isaiah Washington was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 89 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 22.3 yards per catch for the game. The Scarlet Knights rushed the ball a total of 55 times and totaled 271 yards which had them averaging 4.9 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 76 plays which added up to 463 yards. For the game, the Scarlet Knights earned 25 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 48 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Rutgers allowed 18 completions on 32 attempts totaling 282 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. On the ground, the Scarlet Knights allowed 131 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 4.9 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 413 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Scarlet Knights come into this game with a record of 2-6 this season. For total yards, they sit in 13th in the conference and 122nd in Division 1 with 2,254 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 15.3 points per game, putting them 127th in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 131.4 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the Big Ten Conference. The Scarlet Knights have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 36.5 points per contest ranking them 14th in the Big Ten. In regard to yards on the ground, Rutgers is giving up 197.4 yards per game ranking them 14th in the conference and 105th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry which has them at 14th in the Big Ten and 106th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,579 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Scarlet Knights have conceded 1,203 yards. Teams are completing 60.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Illinois Fighting Illini played the Purdue Boilermakers and earned the win by a score of 24-6. Dre Brown paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 44 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 131 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.3 yards per tote. Donny Navarro was the receiving yardage leader by earning 17 yards on 1 reception. He averaged 17.0 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Fighting Illini was Brandon Peters who went 3/6 with 26 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Fighting Illini ran the ball 53 times and earned 242 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per run. On the day, they ran 60 plays for 268 yards. On the day, the Fighting Illini got 14 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 35 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Illinois allowed 15 completions on 33 throws for a total of 136 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. On the ground, the Fighting Illini allowed 135 yards on 44 tries which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 271 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
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The Fighting Illini come into this matchup with a record of 4-4. Illinois has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 158.3 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 75th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,266 rushing yards through 8 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Fighting Illini average 326.4 yards per contest overall putting them 115th in D-1 and 12th in the Big Ten. The Fighting Illini are allowing 26.6 points per contest which puts them at 10th in the Big Ten Conference and 60th in college football. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 213 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 190.1 yards per game ranking them 96th in college football and 13th in the conference. This season, they have given up a total of 1,521 rushing yards and 11.2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in college football. They are conceding 224.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Fighting Illini currently sit at 11th in the Big Ten.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini -21 and over the total points
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