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    At Michigan Stadium on Saturday, Blake Corum and the Michigan Wolverines (10-0) face Chase Brown and the Illinois Fighting Illini (7-3) in a matchup between two outstanding running backs, beginning at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Fighting Illini are expected to lose by at least two touchdowns (currently +17.5) against the Wolverines (with an over/under of 43 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Michigan vs. Illinois

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Stadium: Michigan Stadium
    Wolverines vs Fighting Illini Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Wolverines -17.5 -110 -110 43 -109 -113 -1144 +675

    Michigan Betting Insights

    • Illinois’ ATS record is 6-4-0 this season.
    • Illinois has hit the over in four of their 10 games with a set total (40%).

    Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Michigan has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, ranking top-25 in both total offense (24th-best with 460.3 yards per game) and total defense (best with 232.8 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Michigan has been surging on both offense and defense, ranking fifth-best in scoring offense (41.4 points per game) and best in scoring defense (11.2 points allowed per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Michigan has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fourth-best by allowing only 160.1 passing yards per game. The Wolverines rank 95th on offense (208.9 passing yards per game).
    • Michigan has been clicking on all fronts in the running game this year, ranking fourth-best in rushing offense (251.4 rushing yards per game) and best in rushing defense (72.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Michigan has been a handful for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (15th-best with a 48.4% third-down conversion rate) and third-down defense (10th-best with a 29.6% third-down conversion rate allowed) this season.
    • Michigan has the 26th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +6, forcing 11 turnovers (100th in the FBS) while turning it over five times (second in the FBS).

    Michigan’s Best Players

    • J.J. McCarthy has 1,744 yards passing for Michigan, completing 69% of his passes and throwing 14 touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 195 rushing yards (19.5 ypg) on 42 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Corum has 1,349 rushing yards on 227 carries with 17 touchdowns.
    • This season, Donovan Edwards has carried the ball 70 times for 471 yards (47.1 per game) and four touchdowns, while also racking up 179 yards through the air with two touchdowns.
    • Ronnie Bell’s 597 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 68 times and has collected 45 catches and two touchdowns.
    • Luke Schoonmaker has caught 30 passes for 315 yards (31.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Roman Wilson’s 18 grabs have turned into 263 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Mike Morris paces the team with 7.0 sacks, and also has 9.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Junior Colson, Michigan’s leading tackler, has 65 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Rod Moore has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 33 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended to his name.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois has a 6-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Illinois’ 10 games with a set total.

    Illinois Stats & Insights

    • Illinois has been excelling on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering just 246.9 total yards per contest (second-best). Offensively, it ranks 58th by accumulating 402.4 total yards per game.
    • Illinois has been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, surrendering only 12.5 points per contest (third-best). On offense, it ranks 88th by piling up 24.7 points per game.
    • Illinois has been dominant on pass defense, allowing only 161.0 passing yards per game (fifth-best). Offensively, it ranks 87th in the FBS by piling up 218.3 passing yards per game.
    • Illinois has been dominant on run defense, allowing only 85.9 rushing yards per game (seventh-best). On offense, it ranks 40th in the FBS by putting up 184.1 rushing yards per game.
    • Illinois’ third-down defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fifth-best in the FBS with a 27.4% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is compiling a 38.6% third-down rate, which ranks 67th.
    • Illinois has fared really well in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +8 ranks 10th-best in the FBS, with 22 forced turnovers (third in the nation) and 14 turnovers committed (61st in the nation).

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Tommy DeVito has racked up 2,080 yards on 69.9% passing while tossing 15 touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Brown has run the ball 280 times for 1,442 yards, with seven touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 23 catches for 173 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Reggie Love III has compiled 188 yards on 46 carries with one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Williams has collected 64 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 553 (55.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 80 times and has five touchdowns.
    • Brian Hightower has put together a 428-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 34 passes on 48 targets.
    • Pat Bryant’s 30 catches (on 48 targets) have netted him 417 yards (41.7 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton has collected 5.0 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 9.0 TFL and 41 tackles.
    • Jartavius Martin is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 43 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and three interceptions.
    • Sydney Brown has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 42 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.
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