Illinois at Northwestern - 11/26/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Illinois Fighting Illini will play the Northwestern Wildcats in a Big 10 Game on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.

The Illinois Fighting Illini are 7-4 (4-4) this season after they lost to Michigan by a score of 19-17 in their last game. Illinois was out gained by a total of 376-326 and went 0-2 on fourth down attempts in the game. The Illinois offense is averaging 24 points per game with 214.9 passing yards per game and 180.4 rushing yards per game. Tommy DeVito has thrown for 2,261 yards, 15 touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Fighting Illini this season. Chase Brown has rushed for 1,582 yards and nine scores, while Isaiah Williams has caught 69 passes for 579 yards and five touchdowns for Illinois. The Illinois defense is giving up 13.1 points per game and 258.6 yards per game.

The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-10 (1-7) this season after they lost to Purdue by a score of 17-9 in their last game. Northwestern only gained 240 total yards and turned the ball over three times in the loss. The Northwestern offense is averaging 14.7 points per game with 214.3 passing yards per game and 122.5 rushing yards per game. Ryan Hilinski (questionable) has thrown for 1,644 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Wildcats this season. Evan Hull has rushed for 860 yards and five scores, while Malik Washington has caught 58 passes for 638 yards and one touchdown for Northwestern. The Northwestern defense is allowing 27.2 points per game and 382.3 yards per game.

Illinois is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games. The under is 15-5-1 in Illinois’ last 21 games. Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The under is 7-3 in Northwestern’s last 10 games. The over is 9-3 in these two teams last 12 head to head meetings.

Illinois comes into this game after a heartbreaking loss against Michigan last week, and will look for their eighth win of the season in this matchup. Northwestern has been terrible this season and they are averaging only 14.7 points per game on offense. Northwestern hasn’t showed much life on offense this year, but their defense hasn’t been horrible in the last three weeks. I am going to take the points with Northwestern at home.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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