Illinois Fighting Illini vs Kansas Jayhawks 9-7-2023

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Kansas Jayhawks 9/8/23 NCAAF Week 2 Prediction, Tips, and Odds

Illinois Fighting Illini (1-0) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (1-0)

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Kansas Jayhawks 9/8/23Illinois Fighting Illini are set for an exhilarating battle as they head west to face Kansas Jayhawks at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Friday, September 8th at 7:30 PM ET – this primetime matchup being broadcast live by ESP2. Both teams enter this matchup boasting perfect records – this could lead to more momentum for either or result in an early setback for both sides.


Illinois’ Fighting Illini have already displayed a versatile offense this season, led by quarterback Luke Altmyer. Altmyer has demonstrated high accuracy with 18 completions on 26 attempts for an accuracy rate of 69.2%, with an average completion rate of 81% over his 211 yards passing; his average yard per attempt (8.1) shows effectiveness when moving the ball downfield. Altmyer isn’t just limited to pocket passing, as evidenced by 69 rushing yards on 9 attempts which add another dimension to Illinois’ attack. Pat Bryant has become Altmyer’s go-to receiver on the receiving side. Snagging 6 receptions for 64 yards, Bryant has proven vital during clutch situations in red zone situations – scoring two touchdowns himself. This powerful QB-WR pairing adds another element of complexity to Illinois’ offensive gameplan that opponents must account for.


Jason Bean’s Astounding Stats Lead Kansas Jayhawks’ Offense: Week 2 NCAA Football Picks


The Jayhawks’ offense is led by quarterback Jason Bean, whose stats are astounding. He completed 78% of his 28 attempts with an astounding accuracy rate of 78% and amassing 276 yards at 9.9 yards per attempt. Devin Neal boosted offense with 13 carries that yielded 94 yards. Neal averaged an impressive 7.25 average yards per carry that enabled him to make big plays en route to scoring one touchdown. Lawrence Arnold stands out as one of Bean’s deep-threat options with four receptions totaling 77 yards in his short career so far, and an average catch distance of 19.3 yards. Don’t miss out on our free week 2 NCAA football picks for more insights into their upcoming game.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Kansas Jayhawks Game Info

When: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Luke Altmyer QB vs. Jason Bean QB

Luke Altmyer has made an impressionful performance for Illinois this season with a 69.2% completion rate and 211 passing yards, notching an 8.1 yards-per-attempt average and two interceptions and two sacks during that span. His quarterback rating of 155.1 marks him as an integral component of their offense and gives them a versatile threat with both passing game capabilities and running abilities.


Jason Bean has been remarkable for Kansas, posting an astounding 78.6% completion rate while throwing for 276 yards, two touchdown passes without an interception and an outstanding quarterback rating of 184.9. Perhaps most tellingly, though, is Kansas’ 9.9 yards-per-attempt showing their aggressive aerial assault strategy and Bean’s impressive efficiency and effectiveness in making Kansas formidable in passing play.


Odds/Point Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini +138

Illinois’ recent strong SU record and 8-1 ATS performance on the road make them an excellent value on the moneyline. Their versatility and solid quarterback play make Illinois an attractive candidate to cover the spread, especially given both teams’ recent under trends in September and week 2 games; therefore an UNDER trend seems most likely.


Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends

Illinois has had mixed success covering the spread in its last six games, posting only a 2-4 mark against the spread in that span. But their straight-up (SU) performance has been impressive with 10-5 record in their last 15 matches; particularly road games where Illinois excelled with an 8-1 ATS record over their last nine. Although Illinois holds a less-than-impressive 1-6 record against Big 12 opponents they’ve done especially well when facing them; 6 of their last 7 September matchups saw totals stay UNDER and week 2 games saw another UNDER trend that could benefit bettors looking towards betting them as betting opportunities.


Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends

The Jayhawks have an unfavorable record against the spread, going 0-5 in their last five games and failing to cover in two-thirds. Yet despite this they still managed a respectable 5-2 SU record over seven home games; their record in September games alone is impressive with an unblemished 5-0 SU mark; however their ATS performance in week two games was dismal at 2-8-1 overall; making Kansas an unpredictable bet despite impressive September performances.


Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Kansas Jayhawks 9/8/23 Betting Picks

Illinois Fighting Illini will eke out an exciting win against Kansas Jayhawks by scoring 28-24 and covering the spread. Although Kansas boasts home advantage and strong performances throughout September, Illinois’ overall record and road performances make them the obvious favorite, both moneywise and against the spread. I also predict this contest to remain under 56.5 points total scoring. For more insights and expert analysis, be sure to check out our premium sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Illinois Fighting Illini will win 28-24.


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