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    One of the top running backs in college football will be on display when Chase Brown and the Illinois Fighting Illini (7-1) host the Michigan State Spartans (3-5) on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

    The Spartans are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns (currently +16.5) against the Fighting Illini (with an over/under of 41.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Illinois vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Champaign, Illinois
    • Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
    Fighting Illini vs Spartans Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Fighting Illini -16.5 -110 -110 41.5 -110 -111 -841 +533

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Michigan State is 4-4-0 against the spread this year.
    • Michigan State has a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 16.5 points or more this year.
    • Michigan State games have hit the over in three out of eight opportunities (37.5%).

    Illinois Stats & Insights

    • Illinois ranks 62nd in total offense this season (410.0 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 410.0 yards allowed per game.
    • Defensively, Illinois has been a top-25 unit, ranking best by giving up only 8.9 points per game. The offense ranks 86th (26.0 points per game).
    • Illinois has the 97th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (211.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking second-best with just 148.9 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Illinois sports the 27th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (198.3 per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with just 75.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Illinois ranks 72nd in third-down percentage this season (39.0%), but has been thriving on defense, ranking third-best in the FBS with a 26.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Illinois has the ninth-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 20 turnovers (third in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (72nd in the FBS).

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Tommy DeVito has recorded 1,591 yards (198.9 ypg) on 157-of-217 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 88 rushing yards (11.0 ypg) on 46 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Brown has carried the ball 224 times for a team-high 1,208 yards on the ground and has found the end zone five times.
    • Reggie Love III has collected 162 yards on 37 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Isaiah Williams’ team-high 439 yards as a receiver have come on 56 catches (out of 68 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Pat Bryant has reeled in 24 passes while averaging 46.0 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Brian Hightower’s 26 catches are good enough for 305 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton leads the team with 4.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has collected 7.0 TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Kendall Smith has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 10 tackles and four passes defended to his name.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Michigan State has put together a 4-4-0 record against the spread.
    • Michigan State has a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 16.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Michigan State’s eight games with a set total.

    Michigan State Stats & Insights

    • Michigan State has been unproductive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 21st-worst in total offense (336.9 total yards per game) and 24th-worst in total defense (424.9 total yards allowed per game).
    • Michigan State is generating 24.5 points per contest on offense this season (93rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 27.4 points per game (75th-ranked) on defense.
    • With 239.4 passing yards per game on offense, Michigan State ranks 69th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 98th, surrendering 256.3 passing yards per game.
    • Michigan State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, posting 97.5 rushing yards per game, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 97th with 168.6 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, allowing a 45.3% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 63rd with a 45.3% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State owns a 0 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Payton Thorne has compiled 1,714 yards (214.3 per game) while completing 64% of his passes and collecting 12 touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season.
    • Jalen Berger is his team’s leading rusher with 89 carries for 384 yards, or 48.0 per game. He’s found the end zone five times on the ground, as well.
    • Jarek Broussard has totaled 191 yards on 44 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Keon Coleman paces his squad with 548 receiving yards on 36 catches with six touchdowns.
    • Jayden Reed has put up a 390-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 36 passes on 51 targets.
    • Tre Mosley’s 32 targets have resulted in 25 grabs for 234 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Jacoby Windmon leads the team with 5.5 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL, 48 tackles, and one interception.
    • Michigan State’s tackle leader, Kendell Brooks, has 66 tackles and 3.0 TFL this year.
    • Windmon leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 48 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
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