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    One of the best running backs in college football will be featured when Chase Brown and the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-1) host the Virginia Cavaliers (1-0) on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

    The Fighting Illini are the favorites (-4.5) in their matchup versus the Cavaliers, with the over/under at 57 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Fighting Illini are -199 and the Cavaliers are +159.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Illinois vs. Virginia

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Champaign, Illinois
    • Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
    Fighting Illini vs Cavaliers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Fighting Illini -4.5 -110 -113 57 -110 -110 -199 +159

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois put together a 7-5-0 record against the spread last season.
    • Illinois covered the spread once last season (1-2 ATS) when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total four times in Illinois games.

    Illinois Stats & Insights

    • Illinois racked up 20.2 points per game last season, 11.6 fewer than Virginia gave up per matchup (31.8).
    • Last year Virginia had a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 20.2 points.
    • Illinois averaged 327.0 yards per game last season, 139.0 fewer yards than the 466.0 Virginia allowed per outing.
    • Virginia had a 2-0 record ATS and a 2-0 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 327.0 yards last season.
    • Last season Illinois piled up 170.8 rushing yards per game, 55.0 fewer than Virginia allowed per outing (225.8).
    • Last year Illinois had a 1-1 ATS record and a 2-0 overall record in games the team ran for more than 225.8 yards.
    • Last season, Virginia was 5-0 against the spread and 4-1 overall when holding opponents to less than 170.8 rushing yards.
    • Illinois turned the ball over 12 times last year, two fewer than Virginia forced turnovers (14).

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Brandon Peters’ previous season stat line: 1,170 passing yards (97.5 per game), 91-for-170 (53.5%), seven touchdowns and four picks.
    • Brown churned out 1,008 rushing yards (84.0 per game) and five touchdowns last year.
    • Josh McCray ran for 549 yards on 112 carries (45.8 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns last year.
    • In the previous season, Isaiah Williams grabbed 47 passes (on 82 targets) for 525 yards (43.8 per game). He also found the end zone four times.
    • Casey Washington produced last year, catching 21 passes for 294 yards. He averaged 24.5 receiving yards per game.
    • Daniel Barker’s stat line last year: 202 receiving yards, 18 catches, four touchdowns, on 35 targets.
    • Owen Carney Jr. did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 6.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Sydney Brown was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 65 tackles and one sack last year.
    • Kerby Joseph collected five interceptions while adding 41 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and five passes defended last year.

    Virginia Betting Insights

    • Virginia won seven games against the spread last year, failing to cover five times.
    • Virginia was an underdog by 4.5 points or more three times last year, and covered the spread in one of those matchups.
    • Last season, five Virginia games hit the over.

    Virginia Stats & Insights

    • Last season Virginia scored 12.7 more points per game (34.6) than Illinois allowed (21.9).
    • When Virginia recorded over 21.9 points last year, it was 7-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
    • When Illinois limited opponents to fewer than 34.6 points last year, it had a 7-3 record against the spread and a 5-5 record overall.
    • Virginia averaged 147.9 more yards per game (514.2) than Illinois gave up per matchup (366.3) last season.
    • In games that Virginia picked up more than 366.3 yards last season, the team was 7-4 against the spread and 6-5 overall.
    • In games Illinois kept its opponents to fewer than 514.2 yards last year, it had a 7-4 record ATS and a 5-6 record overall.
    • Last year Virginia piled up 122.0 rushing yards per game, 29.1 fewer than Illinois allowed per outing (151.1).
    • Last season Virginia had a 4-1 ATS record and a 4-1 overall record in games the team rushed for over 151.1 yards.
    • Last season, Illinois was 4-1 against the spread and 4-1 overall when holding opponents to less than 122.0 rushing yards.
    • Virginia turned the ball over 18 times last year, one more turnover than Illinois forced (17).

    Virginia’s Best Players

    • Brennan Armstrong completed 65.3% of his passes to throw for 4,444 and 31 touchdowns last season. Armstrong also contributed with his legs, collecting nine touchdowns on 21.3 yards per game.
    • Wayne Taulapapa racked up two rushing touchdowns on 27.0 yards per game last season.
    • Dontayvion Wicks was targeted 7.9 times per game and racked up 1,203 receiving yards and nine touchdowns over the course of 2021.
    • Keytaon Thompson averaged 81.1 receiving yards on 9.6 targets per game in 2021, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Billy Kemp IV grabbed 75 passes on his way to 742 receiving yards and six touchdowns a season ago.
    • Mandy Alonso proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 3.5 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
    • Nick Jackson put together a great stat line last year, accruing 98 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
    • A year ago Anthony Johnson tallied 30 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended as well as three interceptions.

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