The Nebraska Cornhuskers will host the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday October 1, 2016 for week 5 of college football season. Betting odds are already available at BetOnline sportsbook where you can get a 50% free play with your deposit.
Nebraska is home favorite with a point spread of -20. Over under betting line is set at 53 points.
Nebraska comes from a fourth consecutive victory, on the road against Northwestern with a score of 24-13. Bets on the Cornhuskers covered the point spread of -9.5 with the combined score going under the betting odds of 48 points. QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 246 yards and a touchdown, he also ran for 132 yards. RB Terrell Newby rushed for 69 yards and a score while WR Alonzo Moore had 72 receiving yards. Nebraska has a record of 4-0 along a record against the football spread of 3-0-1.
Illinois lost for the second straight time at home, against Western Michigan with a score of 34-10. Wagers on the Broncos covered the spread of -3 with the total score going under the betting line of 56 points. QB Wes Lunt threw for 312 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn rushed for 22 yards while WR Malik Turner had 107 receiving yards last week. Illinois is currently 1-2 overall together with an ATS record of 1-2.
These teams last met on October 3, 2015 when the Fighting Illini at home defeated the Cornhuskers with a score of 14-13. Bets on Illinois covered the point spread as +3 underdogs while the game went under the odds of 57 points.
- Fighting Illini are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Fighting Illini are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
- Cornhuskers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Cornhuskers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Under is 4-1 in Fighting Illini last 5 games in October.
- Under is 5-2 in Cornhuskers last 7 games overall.
TV: ESPN2, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Prediction: Nebraska wins 35-14
Free Betting Pick: Cornhuskers -20
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