Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Illini (+1)
Memorial Stadium is the site where the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-5) will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-4) on Saturday. Rutgers opens this game as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 42.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights step onto the field holding a record of 3-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Scarlet Knights took the field against the Northwestern Wildcats and took a loss by a score of 21-7. Kyle Monangai led the offense in rushing for the Scarlet Knights with 6 totes for 31 yds (5.2 yards per attempt). Noah Vedral went 18/30 with 152 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 113.6 and ended the contest with no picks. When it came to stopping the run, the Scarlet Knights conceded 135 yds on 48 attempts, which is 2.8 yds per run surrendered. Rutgers conceded 18 completions on 33 attempts for 267 yds, and a completion rate of 54.5%. At the end of the game, they had 66 plays which converted into 222 yds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ran the rock 34 different times and recorded 63 yards, which earned them an average of 1.9 yards per tote.
The Scarlet Knights have earned 2,350 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting in the endzone, Rutgers has compiled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times. Rutgers has accumulated 132 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 35 infractions for 307 yds. As a unit they hold an average of 130.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 90th in Division 1. Regarding scoring points, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights hold an average of 24.1 points per contest.
The Scarlet Knights are sitting in 61st in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 22.6 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.1 yards per running attempt and 152.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have given up 1,064 yards via the ground game in 7 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Scarlet Knights have conceded 1,539 yards which has them ranked 59th in the country. They have relinquished 219.9 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 53.6%. For the season, they are conceding 371.9 yards per outing putting them 72nd in Division 1. They have yielded 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Fighting Illini step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 this year. For their last game, the Fighting Illini went home victorious with a score of 20-18 when they played the Penn State Nittany Lions. Chase Brown ran the ball 33 times for 223 yards, finishing the contest with 6.8 yds per attempt for Illinois. Artur Sitkowski finished the contest with 32 yards on 8/19 passing while his QB rate was 45.7. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 1.7. Illinois conceded 29 rushing attempts for 62 yds (2.1 yards per rush). The Fighting Illini passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 55.9%, relinquishing 165 yards on 19 for 34 passing. The Fighting Illini finished the game with 395 yds on 88 plays (4.5 yds per play). Illinois ran the football for 5.3 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 357 yds on 67 attempts.
The Illinois Fighting Illini have an average of 323.8 yards per contest, which ranks them 116th in college football. The Illinois offense has totaled 380 penalty yards on 36 infractions, which has them sitting 107th in college football in terms of hurting your team. For the season to this point, the Fighting Illini have compiled 1,114 passing yards as well as holding an average of 139.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 124th in D-1. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Fighting Illini are sitting 120th in college football averaging 18.0 points per game.
The Fighting Illini are surrendering 23.8 PPG, which has them 68th in Division 1. Illinois has allowed a total of 1,208 rushing yards (151.0 yards/game) as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. This season, they have relinquished 190 points. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 252.3 yards/contest, which puts them in 116th in the nation. The Fighting Illini defense has participated in 552 plays, which is good for 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +1
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