LINE: Illinois -20.5, o/u: 49
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under
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Don’t get too comfortable with the 44-34 Rutgers win over Liberty last week. Before that, the Scarlet Knights managed to score a grand total of 14 points in its previous four games, and 30 in its previous six.
The Illinois defense isn’t going to make anyone forget about what the New England Patriots are doing, but it was able to hold Wisconsin to 23 points and Purdue to just six.
A switch appears to have been flipped.
Meanwhile, the Illini offense hasn’t scored more than 25 points in any of the last four games, and hasn’t scored more than 42 on the year. Even if it busts out and scores 45, there’s a chance Rutgers doesn’t come up with more than a field goal.
Last week was an aberration for Rutgers considering who it played. Which means …