Game: College Football: Penn State Nittany Lions v Illinois Fighting Illini Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Penn State vs Illinois Picks and Penn State vs Illinois Predictions
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Start time: 09:00 PM EST, Memorial Stadium
TV Channel: FS1
Best Illinois Fighting Illini Lines: +28 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 59: – XBET
In a game from NCAAF Week 4, we will see Penn State at Illinois.
The Penn State Nittany Lions should not have any problems taking the W in this one. They won 7 of their last 9 road games. Trace McSorley is completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 603 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. He is doing enough when needed but he’s not shining. They are effectively mixing the run with the pass as they are also averaging 237.6 rushing yards per contest. Defensively, they are allowing just 18 points and 324 yards per game.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are unbeaten so far at home but this will be their first big test for the season. They’re playing their best football since years. AJ Bush Jr. is completing 60 percent of his passes for 223 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. They are averaging 243 rushing yards per game with Mike Epstein leading the way with 251 yards and two touchdowns.
Illinois will want to play well in front of their home crowd against a reputable opponent where Penn State will probably rest their key players in the second half, having in mind that they will be hosting Ohio State next week.