Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-13)
The Michigan Wolverines (10-0) will go up against the Illinois Fighting Illini (7-3) at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Michigan opens as 13-point favorites. The betting total is set at 44.
The Illinois Fighting Illini head into this matchup 7-3 for this year. In their last contest, the Fighting Illini played the Purdue Boilermakers and ended up losing by a score of 31-24. Chase Brown was the best rusher for the Fighting Illini with 23 carries for 98 yds (4.3 yards per carry). Tommy Devito finished 18/32 with 201 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 113.1 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Against the run, the Fighting Illini gave up 142 yards on 33 tries, which averages out to 4.3 yards per run allowed. Illinois surrendered 25 pass completions on 40 attempts for 237 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In all, they ran 65 plays which totaled 303 yards. The Illinois Fighting Illini ran the football 33 times and amassed 102 yds, which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per attempt.
The Fighting Illini have earned 4,021 total yards for this campaign. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Illinois has earned 15 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 15 different times. Illinois has tallied 219 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 73 penalties for 691 yds. Offensively they're averaging 183.5 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 40th in college football. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Illinois Fighting Illini are averaging 24.7 points per outing.
Concerning passing yards, the Fighting Illini are allowing 1,610 yds which puts them in 6th in D-1. They have surrendered 161.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 48.5%. During the season, they are conceding 246.9 yards/game which puts them 2nd in college football. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 3.0 yards per tote and 85.9 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 859 rushing yards through 10 contests. The Fighting Illini are ranked 3rd in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 12.5 points per game.
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The Wolverines step onto the field holding a record of 10-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Wolverines got the victory with a final of 34-3 when they played the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Blake Corum ran the football 28 times for 162 yards, walking away from the game with 5.8 yards per attempt for Michigan. J.J. McCarthy (2 TDs) ended the contest with 129 yds on 8/17 through the air while his QB rate was 149.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.6. Michigan relinquished 29 attempts on the ground for 75 yards (2.6 yards per carry). The Wolverines pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 71 yards on 10 for 20 passing. The Wolverines finished the contest with 412 yds and they ran 69 plays (6.0 yards per play). Michigan rushed for 5.4 yds per carry, totaling 264 yards on 49 carries.
The Michigan Wolverines average 460.3 yards/game, which ranks them 24th in Division 1. The Michigan offense has totaled 340 yards of penalties on 41 infractions, which is 126th in the country in terms of making mistakes. During the season so far, the Wolverines currently have a total of 2,089 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 208.9 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 95th in the country. When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Wolverines currently rank 5th in D-1 with 41.4 PPG.
Michigan has given up a total of 727 yards via the ground game (72.7 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air and 160.1 yards/outing, which has them in 4th in the nation. The Wolverines defense has participated in 584 plays, which ranks them 7th in the nation. The Wolverines are relinquishing 11.2 PPG, ranking them 1st in D-1. Overall, they have given up 112 total points.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Illini/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +13
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