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    The Iowa Hawkeyes (8-2) are in action on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET versus the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-5) at Kinnick Stadium.

    The Hawkeyes are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), versus the Fighting Illini. The over/under for this matchup is 30.5 points.

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    Game Info for Iowa vs. Illinois

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
    • Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa vs Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Iowa -3.5 -109 -111 30.5 -108 -112 -164 +139

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Iowa has posted a 5-5-0 record against the spread.
    • Iowa is 2-4 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Out of Iowa’s 10 games with a set total, two have hit the over (20%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • Iowa sports the eighth-best defense this season in terms of total yards (280.7 yards allowed per game), but ranks worst offensively (243 yards per game).
    • While Iowa ranks 11th-worst in the FBS in scoring offense with 18.8 points per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as the defense ranks third-best (12.3 points per game allowed).
    • Iowa owns the 10th-best pass defense this season (168.8 passing yards allowed per game), but ranks fourth-worst on offense (122 passing yards per game).
    • Defensively, Iowa has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 22nd-best by giving up just 111.9 per game. The Hawkeyes rank 104th on offense (121 rushing yards per game).
    • While Iowa ranks seventh-worst in the FBS in third-down conversion rate at 30%, it’s been a different situation defensively, ranking 19th-best (31% third-down percentage allowed).
    • With 12 forced turnovers (89th in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (80th in the FBS), Iowa (-3) owns the 93rd-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Deacon Hill has 715 passing yards for Iowa, completing 46.5% of his passes and recording four touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Leshon Williams, has carried the ball 123 times for 614 yards (61.4 per game), scoring one time.
    • This season, Kaleb Johnson has carried the ball 84 times for 332 yards (33.2 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Erick All has hauled in 21 catches for 299 yards (29.9 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Nico Ragaini has hauled in 19 receptions totaling 167 yards so far this campaign.
    • Diante Vines has a total of 134 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 12 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Joe Evans paces the team with four sacks, and also has seven TFL and 33 tackles.
    • Iowa’s tackle leader, Jay Higgins, has 107 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Sebastian Castro leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 44 tackles, five TFL, and three passes defended.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois has covered the spread only twice in 10 opportunities this year.
    • Illinois is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • Illinois has gone over in five of their 10 games with a set total (50%).

    Illinois Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Illinois ranks 60th in the FBS (395.7 total yards per game) and 80th defensively (387.9 total yards allowed per contest).
    • In terms of points scored Illinois ranks 91st in the FBS (23.8 points per game), and it is 101st defensively (29.3 points allowed per game).
    • Illinois is compiling 263.3 passing yards per game on offense this season (39th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 233.6 passing yards per contest (79th-ranked) on defense.
    • Illinois ranks 93rd in the FBS with 132.4 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 81st with 154.3 rushing yards surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Illinois’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, ceding a 45.3% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 85th with a 45.3% third-down rate.
    • Illinois owns a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, 21st-worst at -6.

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Luke Altmyer has thrown for 1,888 yards (188.8 yards per game) while completing 64.8% of his passes and recording 13 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 282 yards with three touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kaden Feagin, has carried the ball 95 times for 438 yards (43.8 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Reggie Love III has rushed for 392 yards on 75 carries with three touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Williams leads his team with 893 receiving yards on 68 receptions with five touchdowns.
    • Pat Bryant has put together a 520-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He’s caught 36 passes on 54 targets.
    • Casey Washington’s 32 receptions (on 46 targets) have netted him 394 yards (39.4 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton paces the team with 5.5 sacks, and also has six TFL and 37 tackles.
    • Illinois’ top-tackler, Dylan Rosiek, has 52 tackles, four TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Xavier Scott has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 51 tackles and three passes defended.

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