Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds & Game Analysis | November 26

Finnian Cunningham
November 22, 2022 10:39 AM

The Illinois Fighting Illini 7-3 visit the Northwestern Wildcats 1-9 at Ryan Field, taking the field at 1:00pm EST on Saturday, November 26th. The Wildcats are 14-point underdogs in the game.

The Over/Under for the game is set at 38 points.

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Northwestern Wildcats Stats and Betting Info

Trends for Northwestern

  • The Northwestern Wildcats are currently 1-9 on the season.
  • The Wildcats are averaging 13.9 points per game. Fighting Illini are averaging 22.5 points per game for a predicted total of 36.36, which is 1.64 less than the current Over/Under of 38.
  • The Northwestern Wildcats are currently averaging 336.73 yards per game, and the Illinois Fighting Illini are giving up 258.64.
  • The Wildcats have turned over the ball 24 times this season, 1 more than the Fighting Illini have forced (23).
  • Each of Northwestern’s last four November games at Ryan Field have gone UNDER the total points line.

Northwestern Wildcats Stat Rankings

Stat Total Rank
Rushing Yards 1347 182
Passing Yards 2357 112
Rushing TDs 11 23
Passing TDs 10 25
Rushing Yards Allowed 2135 209
Passing Yards Allowed 2065 48
Rushing TDs Allowed 21 19
Passing TDs Allowed 17 10
Points Scored 153 140
Points Scored 282 82

Key Players for Northwestern

  • Ryan Hilinski leads Northwestern with 1644 passing yards (205.50 ypg) on 144-of-258 passing with 6 touchdowns compared to 7 interceptions this season. He also adds -4 rushing yards (-0.50 ypg) on 20 carries while scoring 2 touchdowns on the ground.
  • Evan Hull has carried the ball 201 times for a team-high 860 yards (78.18 per game), with 5 touchdowns this year.
  • Malik Washington’s 638 receiving yards (58.00 yards per game) lead the team. He has 58 receptions with 1 touchdowns.

Illinois Fighting Illini Stats and Betting Info

Trends for Illinois

  • The Illinois Fighting Illini are currently 7-3 on the season.
  • The Fighting Illini are averaging 22.5 points per game. Combining with Wildcats’ 13.9 points per game gives a total of 36.36, which is 1.64 less than the current Over/Under of 38.
  • The Illinois Fighting Illini are currently averaging 395.18 yards per game, and the Northwestern Wildcats are giving up 381.82.
  • The Fighting Illini have turned over the ball 15 times this season, 4 more than the Wildcats have forced (11).
  • Illinois has covered the spread in each of its last eight road games in November.

Illinois Fighting Illini Stat Rankings

Stat Total Rank
Rushing Yards 1983 67
Passing Yards 2364 139
Rushing TDs 14 21
Passing TDs 15 20
Rushing Yards Allowed 1027 10
Passing Yards Allowed 1818 14
Rushing TDs Allowed 6 3
Passing TDs Allowed 8 3
Points Scored 247 96
Points Allowed 125 3

Key Players for Illinois

  • Tommy DeVito leads Illinois with 2261 passing yards (205.55 ypg) on 222-of-317 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to 3 interceptions this season. He also adds 81 rushing yards (7.36 ypg) on 59 carries while scoring 4 touchdowns on the ground.
  • Chase Brown has carried the ball 309 times for a team-high 1582 yards (143.82 per game), with 9 touchdowns this year.
  • Isaiah Williams’ 579 receiving yards (52.64 yards per game) lead the team. He has 69 receptions with 5 touchdowns.

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