According to our computer model, the Penn State Nittany Lions will defeat the Illinois Fighting Illini when the two teams match up at Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) on Saturday, September 16, which begins at 12:00 PM. For our projections on the spead, point total, and final score, see the rest of the article below.

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Illinois vs. Penn State Predictions and Picks

ATS Pick Total Pick Score Prediction
Illinois (+14.5) Over (47.5) Penn State 28, Illinois 27

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Week 3 Big Ten Predictions

Illinois Betting Info (2023)

  • The sportsbooks' moneyline implies a 17.4% chance of a victory for the Fighting Illini.
  • The Fighting Illini are winless against the spread so far this season (0-2-0).
  • The Fighting Illini have hit the over in one of two games with a set total (50%).
  • The average total in Illinois games this year is four more points than the point total of 47.5 in this outing.

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Penn State Betting Info (2023)

  • The Nittany Lions have an implied moneyline win probability of 86.7% in this contest.
  • The Nittany Lions have won once against the spread this season.
  • Penn State is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 14.5-point favorites.
  • Every Nittany Lions game has hit the over this season.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 47.5 points, one fewer than the average total in this season's Penn State contests.

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Fighting Illini vs. Nittany Lions 2023 Scoring Insights

Pts Pts Allowed Home Pts Home Pts Allowed Away Pts Away Pts Allowed
Penn State 50.5 11 50.5 11 -- --
Illinois 26.5 31 30 28 23 34

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