NCAA football betting favors the Michigan Wolverines on the road as they face Illinois on Saturday.
The Wolverines are 7-point college football betting favorites with a total of 53. NCAA football betting on Michigan started well this season but lately it has slumped. The Wolverines started 4-0 but they have lost three games since and are badly in need of a win at Illinois. Last week Michigan was not even competitive against Penn State in an NCAA football betting loss. On the other side, the Illini have been a disaster this season. They have lost all five conference games this season. Their only win on the season was against Illinois State.
This will be the 91st NCAA football betting meeting between the two teams with Michigan holding a big edge at 66-22-2 advantage. The Wolverines have won eight of the last ten but they lost 45-20 to Illinois last season in college football betting. They have a decent shot at revenge this year in college football betting considering Illinois has been awful. Michigan should be able to score since they are averaging 404.5 total yards per game. Quarterback Tate Forcier will have a much easier time this week against the Illinois defense than he did last week against Penn State. Michigan’s defense hasn’t been very good this NCAA football betting season, giving up 367.4 total yards per game.
Quarterback Juice Williams has simply not played well this year. He has only four touchdowns this year with five interceptions. The defense for Illinois is just as bad. They are giving up over 400 yards per game. The Illini has lost their last five games by 10 points or more. The concern for those taking Michigan in NCAA football betting is that the Wolverines are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. They are also a poor favorite as they are 2-8 in NCAA football betting n their last 10 games laying points. Another negative is that they are 1-5 in college football betting in their last 6 conference games.
Illinois’ numbers in NCAA football betting are no better. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. They are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 NCAA football betting games overall. They are 0-5 in their last 5 home games. It might be a good idea to look at the total in this NCAA football betting game. Eight of the last ten Michigan road games have gone over. The problem with taking the over is that 6 of the last 8 Illinois games have gone under in NCAA football betting.