Illinois Fighting Illini VS Akron Zips

College Football League 12:00 PM EST

Thursday

08/31/2019

BTN/Fox Video

Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -17.5

Over/Under: 61.5

Akron Zips vs Illinois Fighting Illini 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Akron Zips vs Illinois Fighting Illini 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Akron Zips vs Illinois Fighting Illini 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Akron Zips will zoom in “The Prairie State” to clash with the Fighting Illini at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on Saturday for their regular season debut. QB Kato Nelson is back with Akron that rivals deemed as a menace in his passing and running plays. Tackle Trevon Brown returns with three other linebackers who will be starting for this match. Wide Receivers Andre Williams and Jonah Morris heads the catchers returning for Akron while the defense has CB Alvin Davis who made 4 interceptions last year. LB John Lako (126 tackles last season) and Josh Ward are here to play for the Zips.

Zips Nelson made a huge impression when he threw for 2,329 yards, 15 TDs, 8 blocks, and ran for 303 yards to a TD in the last season . RB Deltron Sands leads in rushing last year with 128 yards. On the WRs list is Andre Williams catching 46 passes for 649 yards including 6 TDs. The team is 0-5 in its last 5 matches and 1-19 SU in its last 20 games against a team in the Big 10 Conference.

Akron Zips vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 8/31/2019

While in Illinois, the new QB starting for the regular season is Isaiah Williams. Aspiring for the Illini QB posts are Brandon Peters and Matt Robinson. Coming back for the team is top RB Reggie Corbin along with other skilled running backs while the receiving players have Josh Imatorbhebhe and Trevon Sidney following Ricky Smalling and Trenard Davis.DE Jake Hansen leads the linebackers at the other end of the pitch.

The fighting Illini, under 4-year coach Lovie Smith, hopes to rebound this year with 7 offense starters coming back for the season; they averaged 26 ppg and combined an average of 408.7 yards last year. Illinois is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 against a team from the Mid-American Conference, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 matches in August, and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 contests overall.

Akron Zips vs Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAF pick for this game is the  Illinois Fighting Illini -17.5. Fighting Illini DL Bobby Roundtree (back) and DB Marquez Beason (knee) are out for this season. The rushing and passing game of Illinois will decide the fate of this contest and the Zips will find them difficult to stop. Predicted to win this match is Illinois with a score of 41-22.

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NCAAF Starting Time: 12:00 PM EST

Location: Memorial Stadium-Champaign, Illinois

Date: August 31, 2019

TV: BTN / Fox Video

NCAAF Odds: Illinois Fighting Illini -17.5

NCAAF Totals Odds: 61.5

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