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Penn State vs. Illinois College Football Odds, Plays and Insights

The Illinois Fighting Illini (2-5, 0-0 Big Ten) are 24-point underdogs in a road Big Ten matchup against the No. 7 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Beaver Stadium. The over/under is set at 45.5.

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Odds for Penn State vs. Illinois

Over/Under Insights

  • Penn State and its opponents have gone over the current 45.5-point total in three of six games this season.
  • In 42.9% of Illinois' games this season (3/7), the teams combined to score more than Saturday's over/under of 45.5.
  • The two teams combine to average 46 points per game, 0.5 more than the total in this contest.
  • This contest's over/under is 7.1 points greater than the 38.4 these two squads combine to surrender per game this season.
  • Nittany Lions games this season feature an average total of 51.5 points, a number 6.0 points higher than Saturday's over/under.
  • The 45.5-point over/under for this game is 8.0 points below the 53.5 points per game average total in Fighting Illini games this season.
  • In Penn State's six games this year, it has four wins against the spread.
  • This season, the Nittany Lions are winless ATS when entering a game as a favorite of 24 points or more.
  • Penn State's games this year have eclipsed the over/under two times in six opportunities (33.3%).
  • The Nittany Lions score 3.7 more points per game (28.3) than the Fighting Illini allow (24.6).
  • Penn State is 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall in games when it records more than 24.6 points.
  • The Nittany Lions average 398.3 yards per game, 29.6 fewer yards than the 427.9 the Fighting Illini allow per outing.
  • In games that Penn State picks up more than 427.9 yards, the team is 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • This year, the Nittany Lions have seven turnovers, five fewer than the Fighting Illini have takeaways (12).
  • Find the latest spread and moneyline odds for Penn State at SISportsbook.
  • Illinois has three wins against the spread in seven games this year.
  • Illinois' games this year have gone over the point total two times in seven opportunities (28.6%).
  • The Fighting Illini rack up 3.9 more points per game (17.7) than the Nittany Lions allow (13.8).
  • Illinois is 2-3 against the spread and 2-3 overall in games when it puts up more than 13.8 points.
  • The Fighting Illini average 313.7 yards per game, just 1.0 more than the 312.7 the Nittany Lions give up.
  • In games that Illinois piles up more than 312.7 yards, the team is 2-3 against the spread and 2-3 overall.
  • This season the Fighting Illini have six turnovers, four fewer than the Nittany Lions have takeaways (10).
  • Head to SISportsbook to find the latest moneyline, spread and over/under odds for this matchup.

Season Stats

Penn StateStatsIllinois

28.3

Avg. Points Scored

17.7

13.8

Avg. Points Allowed

24.6

398.3

Avg. Total Yards

313.7

312.7

Avg. Total Yards Allowed

427.9

7

Giveaways

6

10

Takeaways

12