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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 8/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Fighting Illini for their season opener in Champaign Urbana, Illinois on Thursday, August 28, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET. The squads will be looking for a win to jump-start their Big Ten clash. Both teams did not have a better season last year. Nebraska ended the season with 3 wins and 5 defeats while Illinois had only 2 wins and lost 6 games. QB Adrian Martinez returns to Nebraska’s lineup. TE Austin Allen will back up Martinez in the offense. On the back end, Nebraska has LB JoJo Domann, one of the most versatile players in the Big Ten. Nebraska was 5th at 3-5 in the Conference and 3-5 overall in the Big 10 West last season.

 

Nebraska is currently dealing with an NCAA investigation for moving off-campus workouts that were not allowed during the pandemic. The Cornhuskers staff allegedly hired analysts and consultants with the knowledge of Head Coach Scott Frost that were violations of pandemic protocols. Nebraska’s Athletic Director Trev Alberts maintained that the school is cooperating with the investigation.

 

  • The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.

  • The Cornhuskers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 matches against the Fighting Illini.

  • Nebraska is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Illinois.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 8/28/2021

 

Meanwhile, the Illinois Fighting Illini are hoping to start this season with a victory over the Cornhuskers. The home-field advantage will give them the edge on this match. Illinois is last in the 2020-2021 Big 10 standings at 2-6 in the conference and 2-6 in the overall tally.

 

Illini RB Chase Brown is back and will have the support of C Doug Kramer in front. The return of pass-rushing specialist DL Owen Carney will be a big boost to Illinois’ defense. The Fighting Illini is 2-6 in its last 8 matches last year.

 

  • The Fighting Illini is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.

  • Illinois is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.

  • Illinois is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the West Division division.

  • The Illinois Fighting Illini is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in August.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini. The NCAAF Pick for this game is the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Illinois and Nebraska are both part of the B10 West Division. Both squads struggled in the last NCAA season. Illinois with 2 wins and 6 defeats finished last season at the bottom of the points table while Nebraska was 5th in the B10 West points table with 3 wins and 5 defeats. Playing at home, Illinois lost all the 3 games while on roads of 3 games they were able to win 2 games. Nebraska on the other hand had 1 win and 2 defeats at home and 2 wins and 1 defeat on the road last season. Nebraska will win this season opener predicted to a score of 32-24.

 

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 8/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 1:00 PM ET

 

Location: Memorial Stadium in Chicago, Illinois

 

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021

 

TV: FOX

 

NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska Cornhuskers -6.5

 

NCAAF Totals: 55.5

 

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