Rutgers at Illinois - 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

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Illinois Fighting Illini (3-5) vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-4)

Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)

Betting Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini +1.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Scarlet Knights of Rutgers will head to Illinois to face the Fighting Illini in this Big Ten college football matchup. Rutgers is coming off of four straight losses while the Illini are coming off a win that took 9 OTs to secure.

The Knights are favored in this match up as they are coming off of a bye week. Rutgers has struggled offensively against Big 10 opponents only putting up 13 or less in each of the four conference losses. They're 74th in rushing yards allowed, and will need to stop the run if they want to get a win against Illinois . 

Illinois has been on a rollercoaster of emotions. After a terrible outing against Wisconsin where they didn’t score the entire contest, they came into Penn State as a 24.5-point underdog. Getting that win after 9 OTs must make that loss against Wisconsin feel like old news. Quarterback Artur Sitkowski broke his arm in the sixth overtime, as that game depleted many of their players. There’s no way they are coming into this game with Fresh legs. 

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This is a classic let down spot. Rutgers is rested and hungry. They need conference wins and at basically a pick em’, I’ll take the chance with Rutgers

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Clayton’s Pick Rutgers -1.5

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