Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Illinois Fighting Illini will crash helmets against the Northwestern Wildcats at the Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 12:00 PM ET. The Fighting Illini will try to get back after losing their recent match against the Iowa Hawkeyes to a score of 21-35. Illinois dropped their record to 2-4 and took 5th place in the Big Ten Conference West Division this season. QB Brandon Peters played efficiently completing 10 of his 18 attempted passes for 116 yards with 2 touchdowns. RB Chase Brown led the ground offense for 83 yards on 18 carries in the losing effort for the Fighting Illini. Illinois collected a total of 130 points while losing 195 for a point-difference of -65.

The Illinois Fighting Illini had difficulty in their defense as the team permitted the Hawkeyes to score 35 points while giving away a total of 424 offensive yards to Iowa. DB Tony Adams led the Fighting Illini’s defenders with a total of 10 tackles in the losing effort. LB Khalan Tolson initiated 1.0 sack and 1 TFL while DL Seth Coleman and LB Milo Eifler had a TFL each in the secondary.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Predictions 12/12/2020

No.14 Northwestern Wildcats will try to bounce back after the Michigan State Spartans handed them their first loss last Saturday by a score of 20-29. Northwestern is in 1st place of the Big Ten-West with a 5-1 standing. QB Peyton Ramsey strived hard to be consistent through the air and made 21 of his 43 attempts for 210 yards with 2 interceptions. WR Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman was the favorite target of Ramsey as he caught 8 passes for 54 yards in the losing effort for the Wildcats. Northwestern accumulated a total of 149 points and gave up 92 for a point-difference of +57 this year.

The Northwestern Wildcats played tough defense against the Michigan State Spartans as the team controlled the Spartans to just 29 points with a total of 362 offensive yards in the loss. LB Paddy Fisher started 12 total tackles with 1 interception while Blake Gallagher and Chris Bergin added 11 tackles each in Northwestern’s defensive line.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats. The NCAAF Pick for this match-up is Northwestern Wildcats -14. Though the Wildcats acquired their first defeat to the Michigan State Spartans, the squad is still the better team in this outing as the Fighting Illini allowed Iowa to score 35 points in their recent loss. Northwestern played with a solid defense and recorded a +57 point-difference this year. The Wildcats are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Illinois, while the Fighting Illini is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 outings on the road. Final Score Prediction, the Northwestern Wildcats will win and cover ATS at 31-17.

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats 12/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 12:00 PM ET

Location: Ryan Field in Evanston, IL

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern Wildcats -14

NCAAF Totals: 47.5

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