College Football Free Pick
Saturday, November 23 at 9 a.m. PT
Illinois Fighting Illini at Iowa Hawkeyes
Illinois +15.5 at Iowa: My selection of Minnesota going against Iowa last week came up one point short but I have no qualms betting against the Hawkeyes again here in this spot. Iowa is not a team I trust as double digit chalk against anyone.
The Hawkeyes have a very good defense but only a methodical and pedestrian offense that makes it difficult to cover bigger numbers. Iowa failed in their most recent attempt as double digit home favorites in Big Ten play when they were -17.5 against Purdue and only won that game 26-20.
There continues to be a lack of respect in the betting markets for Illinois, which is 6-4 SU on the season and enter this game on a perfect 5-0 ATS surge in its last five games, including outright wins as underdogs against solid Big Ten foes Wisconsin and Michigan State.
The spot also favors Illinois as the Illini will be fresh and well rested coming off a late season bye week. Live ‘dog here. ILLINOIS