Game: NCAA Football Week 1 ✅ Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, Nebraska vs Illinois Picks & Nebraska vs Illinois Predictions
Date: Saturday, Aug 28, 2021
Start time: 1:00 PM EST, Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
TV Channel: FOX
Nebraska vs Illinois 8/28/21 Odds
Best Illinois Lines: +7 (-110) Spread – XBET
Over/Under 54½ : – BETNOW
Nebraska will play against Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL.
Nebraska vs Illinois 8/28/21 Betting Prediction
Nebraska has a super solid ground game and the fans will be expecting to see more of that in the season opener. The offensive line might struggle early on in the season as the Huskers lost two of their starters. Things do not look on the QB end as well but their running game should be able to compensate.
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— Adrian Martinez (@MartinezTheQB) August 26, 2021
Illinois starts the season with a new head coach who is defensive-minded. We can expect to see more pass rush and elite plays from the corners but I think it is too early for such predictions. Things look good at the receiving end since some good WRs transferred to Illinois in the off-season. Their running game is also solid. For the first time for a lot of time, Illini are injury-free. Only one player has a serious injury and that is the OL Jordyn Slaughter.
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— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) August 26, 2021
I expect Nebraska to be rusty and their head coach is under a lot of pressure. He is coming off three straight losing seasons with the Huskers and his future in the school is at risk. Illinois should have enough defensive skills to make important stops and take the game to Nebraska.