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CFB Game Matchup Report
Saturday, 10/07/2017 at 12:00 pm ILLINOIS (2-3) at  IOWA (4-2)
Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
311ILLINOIS 42 17.8 29.6 2-3 1-4-0 2-3-0 124.8 178.2 303 181.8 248.4 430.2
312IOWA -16 28.8 18.7 4-2 3-3-0 2-4-0 138.7 218 356.7 145.7 242.7 388.4
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Power Rating Estimate Edge
ILLINOIS 25
IOWA 43 -22 6
Average power rating of opponents played: IOWA 36, ILLINOIS 35.4
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
ILLINOIS Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points 0-1 1-3 27-25 1-0 2-2 17-20 0-1 0-4 7-46
in all games 1-3 11-17 123-162 1-3 11-17 99-109 2-2 10-18 117-181
in all lined games 1-3 11-17 123-162 1-3 11-17 99-109 2-2 10-18 107-181
as an underdog 1-2 6-14 77-100 1-2 8-12 64-65 1-2 3-17 33-145
as a road underdog 0-1 3-6 44-48 1-0 5-4 34-31 0-1 0-9 20-72
as a road underdog of 14.5 to 21 points 0-1 1-2 7-11 1-0 2-1 10-4 0-1 0-3 1-17
as a road underdog of 17.5 to 21 points 0-0 1-0 4-6 0-0 0-1 4-3 0-0 0-1 0-10
in road games 0-1 5-6 55-62 1-0 6-5 41-45 0-1 2-9 35-83
in road lined games 0-1 5-6 55-62 1-0 6-5 41-45 0-1 2-9 35-83
against conference opponents 0-1 7-11 87-113 0-1 8-10 70-72 0-1 4-14 63-138
when playing on a Saturday 1-1 11-15 120-152 0-2 10-16 94-102 2-0 10-16 114-171
after playing a conference game 0-0 5-10 85-106 0-0 8-7 65-72 0-0 3-12 66-128
in games played on turf 1-2 10-12 81-124 0-3 8-14 73-70 2-1 9-13 87-130
in October games 0-0 5-4 41-57 0-0 3-6 28-39 0-0 2-7 32-68
after failing to cover the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 0-1 5-7 43-50 0-1 5-7 30-35 0-1 3-9 31-64
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 0-0 3-8 34-51 0-0 5-6 34-28 0-0 1-10 29-57
after failing to cover the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 0-0 1-3 25-29 0-0 2-2 18-18 0-0 1-3 16-39
off a home loss against a conference rival 0-0 2-3 26-39 0-0 3-2 18-25 0-0 2-3 21-46
off a loss against a conference rival 0-0 3-8 53-74 0-0 6-5 41-50 0-0 3-8 41-90
off a loss by 10 points or more to a conference rival 0-0 2-6 39-54 0-0 6-2 29-36 0-0 2-6 28-69
off a blowout loss by 21 points or more to a conference rival 0-0 2-4 19-29 0-0 5-1 14-15 0-0 2-4 13-36
off a home loss 0-0 3-4 31-48 0-0 3-4 22-29 0-0 2-5 25-58
off a home loss by 14 or more points 0-0 2-3 13-26 0-0 3-2 11-14 0-0 1-4 10-31
after allowing 17 points or more in the first half in 2 straight games 0-0 1-0 11-23 0-0 0-1 11-12 0-0 0-1 7-27
after a loss by 17 or more points 0-1 3-7 28-50 0-1 5-5 24-27 0-1 3-7 24-58
after 2 straight losses by 17 or more points 0-0 2-1 8-22 0-0 2-1 7-13 0-0 1-2 7-25
after a loss by 21 or more points 0-1 3-7 22-37 0-1 5-5 18-19 0-1 3-7 17-44
after 2 straight losses by 21 or more points 0-0 2-1 7-13 0-0 2-1 5-6 0-0 1-2 4-17
after trailing their last 2 games by 14+ points at the half 0-0 0-0 1-7 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-7
after trailing in their previous game by 17 or more points at the half 0-0 1-2 18-25 0-0 1-2 13-16 0-0 0-3 14-31
after scoring 14 points or less last game 0-0 3-6 41-51 0-0 5-4 26-32 0-0 2-7 33-67
after scoring 6 points or less last game 0-0 1-3 10-16 0-0 3-1 8-9 0-0 1-3 5-23
after scoring 9 points or less last game 0-0 1-4 19-26 0-0 4-1 13-15 0-0 1-4 16-34
after scoring 3 points or less in the first half last game 0-0 2-4 34-44 0-0 5-1 24-27 0-0 1-5 26-56
after playing a game at home 1-1 7-8 67-84 1-1 7-8 52-56 1-1 5-10 58-98
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 1-1 6-8 67-84 0-2 4-10 51-59 1-1 6-8 57-104
after 2 or more consecutive losses against the spread 0-0 3-2 28-45 0-0 2-3 20-28 0-0 2-3 18-59
after 1 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-1 4-11 65-96 0-1 6-9 54-59 0-1 4-11 57-114
after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-0 4-4 41-56 0-0 4-4 26-43 0-0 3-5 29-73
when playing against a team with a winning record 0-0 3-8 59-73 0-0 3-8 50-53 0-0 1-10 34-98
in the first half of the season 1-3 8-8 60-88 1-3 5-11 54-55 2-2 8-8 71-91
after the first month of the season 0-1 7-11 89-115 0-1 8-10 72-76 0-1 4-14 68-136
in weeks 5 through 9 0-1 5-5 45-65 0-1 3-7 37-41 0-1 2-8 35-77
when the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-1 2-8 24-37 0-1 6-4 32-29 0-1 1-9 15-46
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 45 0-0 0-1 4-4 0-0 0-1 3-5 0-0 0-1 1-7
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-0 1-3 10-16 0-0 3-1 15-11 0-0 0-4 6-20
as a road underdog of 14.5 to 17 points 0-1 0-2 3-5 1-0 2-0 6-1 0-1 0-2 1-7
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IOWA Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points 1-1 3-5 23-37 0-2 2-6 16-31 2-0 6-2 46-14
in all games 2-3 15-16 158-144 1-4 15-16 100-123 3-2 23-9 182-132
in all lined games 2-3 15-16 158-144 1-4 15-16 100-123 3-2 23-9 172-132
as a favorite 1-2 11-11 90-83 1-2 13-8 63-70 3-0 20-2 132-42
as a home favorite 1-1 5-9 60-58 0-2 8-5 45-40 2-0 12-2 94-25
as a home favorite of 14.5 to 21 points 0-1 1-3 10-14 0-1 0-4 6-12 1-0 3-1 21-3
as a home favorite of 17.5 to 21 points 0-1 0-2 5-9 0-1 0-2 3-6 1-0 2-0 13-1
in home games 2-1 7-10 79-74 0-3 8-8 55-52 2-1 13-4 113-52
in home lined games 2-1 7-10 79-74 0-3 8-8 55-52 2-1 13-4 103-52
against conference opponents 1-1 10-9 109-92 0-2 9-11 71-79 0-2 14-6 109-95
when playing on a Saturday 2-3 13-14 146-133 1-4 13-14 91-110 3-2 21-7 173-118
when playing with 6 or less days rest 1-3 13-11 129-114 1-3 12-12 81-97 2-2 19-5 141-105
after playing a conference game 0-1 8-10 105-93 0-1 10-9 75-76 0-1 12-7 106-96
after playing 2 straight conference games 0-0 8-7 89-78 0-0 8-8 63-67 0-0 11-5 89-82
in games played on turf 2-1 12-11 52-53 0-3 9-14 35-47 2-1 19-5 56-50
in October games 0-0 4-4 52-47 0-0 4-4 33-34 0-0 6-2 51-47
after failing to cover the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-1 6-4 53-28 0-2 4-7 21-34 0-2 7-4 44-38
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 0-0 3-0 39-27 0-0 0-3 18-27 0-0 3-0 36-30
after failing to cover the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games 0-0 3-1 20-13 0-0 2-2 9-13 0-0 3-1 18-16
off a loss against a conference rival 0-1 2-3 49-43 0-1 2-3 31-28 0-1 2-3 40-53
off 2 straight losses against conference rivals 0-0 1-0 22-22 0-0 0-1 10-13 0-0 1-0 17-27
off a road loss against a conference rival 0-0 1-0 32-20 0-0 0-1 16-18 0-0 1-0 30-23
off a close loss by 7 points or less to a conference rival 0-1 1-2 17-20 0-1 1-2 17-14 0-1 1-2 16-22
off 2 straight close losses by 7 points or less to a conference rival 0-0 0-0 5-5 0-0 0-0 5-3 0-0 0-0 6-4
off a road loss 0-0 1-0 41-24 0-0 0-1 19-22 0-0 1-0 37-30
after scoring 14 points or less last game 0-0 3-4 38-32 0-0 5-2 22-18 0-0 4-3 33-39
after scoring 7 points or less in the first half in 2 straight games 0-0 1-0 16-29 0-0 0-1 6-14 0-0 1-0 20-28
after playing their last game on the road 0-1 3-7 68-51 0-1 6-5 43-47 1-0 8-3 77-48
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 1-1 8-5 70-67 0-2 6-7 44-53 1-1 10-3 70-72
after 1 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-1 2-4 64-55 0-1 2-4 35-38 0-1 3-3 58-65
after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-0 1-0 30-27 0-0 0-1 13-15 0-0 1-0 23-34
in the first half of the season 2-3 10-9 79-74 1-4 9-9 46-59 3-2 15-4 105-57
after the first month of the season 0-1 9-10 113-98 0-1 10-10 77-86 0-1 13-7 116-99
in weeks 5 through 9 0-1 4-5 58-53 0-1 4-5 37-41 0-1 6-3 58-53
when the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-1 4-6 46-53 0-1 6-4 41-58 0-1 7-3 54-46
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 45 0-0 0-2 8-10 0-0 1-1 7-11 0-0 0-2 11-7
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-0 1-5 18-28 0-0 5-1 22-25 0-0 4-2 27-20
as a home favorite of 14.5 to 17 points 0-0 1-1 5-5 0-0 0-2 3-6 0-0 1-1 8-2
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
ILLINOIS Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
All 2-3 -0.1 1-4 2-3 17.8 10.8 303 4.935 2 29.6 13.6 430.2 5.721 1.6
Conference 0-2 -2 0-2 1-1 11 8 322.5 5.039 2.5 36.5 19 426 6.358 1.5
Last 3 Games 0-3 -3 0-3 2-1 15 8.333 333 5.459 2.667 40 20.333 510.667 6.603 1.333
Road Games 0-2 -2 0-2 2-0 19.5 11 400 6.154 3.5 46 20 560.5 6.594 1.5
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
IOWA Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Last 3 Games 1-2 -1 2-1 1-2 24.667 10.333 315 5.431 1.667 18 11.667 441.667 5.475 2
Conference 1-2 -1 2-1 1-2 24.667 10.333 315 5.431 1.667 18 11.667 441.667 5.475 2
Home Games 3-1 2 3-1 1-3 29.75 12 353 5.452 2.25 13.5 8.75 390.75 5.39 2.5
All 4-2 2 3-3 2-4 28.833 11.5 356.667 5.377 1.833 18.667 10.333 388.333 5.419 1.833
ILLINOIS Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 17.8 10.8 16.6 28.72 32-125 (3.9) 15-29 52.4% 178.2 (6.1) 61-303 4.9 17
Opponents Defensive Avg. 23.1 13.8 18.6 28.83 34-127 (3.8) 19-34 56.5% 224.6 (6.5) 68-352 5.2 15.2
Offense Road Games 19.5 11 17.5 26.69 23-134 (5.9) 21-43 49.4% 266.5 (6.3) 65-400 6.2 20.5
Defense (All Games) 29.6 13.6 23.2 31.28 42-182 (4.3) 20-33 60.5% 248.4 (7.4) 75-430 5.7 14.5
Opponents Offensive Avg. 23.1 13.8 18.6 28.83 34-127 (3.8) 19-34 56.5% 224.6 (6.5) 68-352 5.2 15.2
Defense Road Games 46 20 29 33.31 52-284 (5.5) 18-33 53% 277 (8.4) 85-561 6.6 12.2
IOWA Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 28.8 11.5 19.2 30.31 38-139 (3.7) 17-29 57.9% 218 (7.6) 66-357 5.4 12.4
Opponents Defensive Avg. 22.6 12 19.4 30.29 39-140 (3.6) 18-32 56.3% 214.5 (6.7) 71-354 5 15.7
Offense Road Games 29.8 12 18.8 29.58 40-162 (4) 14-25 56.1% 190.8 (7.8) 65-353 5.5 11.9
Defense (All Games) 18.7 10.3 20.3 29.69 32-146 (4.5) 23-39 58.1% 242.7 (6.2) 72-388 5.4 20.8
Opponents Offensive Avg. 22.6 12 19.4 30.29 39-140 (3.6) 18-32 56.3% 214.5 (6.7) 71-354 5 15.7
Defense Road Games 13.5 8.8 20.3 30.42 32-167 (5.2) 24-41 58% 224.3 (5.5) 73-391 5.4 28.9
ILLINOIS Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1.8 0.2 2 -0.4 14-6 42.3% 1-0 33.3% 2-43 (18.1) 1-11 (11.2) 7-72
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 1.4 0.4 1.7 2 14-5 38.1% 1-0 43.4% 3-58 (19.6) 10-1 (8) 6-59
Stats For (Road Games) 3 0.5 3.5 -2 16-7 45.2% 1-0 0% 3-54 (21.4) 1-1 (1) 10-94
Stats Against (All Games) 0.8 0.8 1.6 0 15-8 51.9% 1-1 42.9% 1-22 (15.7) 2-7 (3.4) 7-71
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1 0.7 1.7 0 16-7 43.5% 1-1 57.1% 2-53 (22.1) 15-2 (8.7) 6-52
Stats Against (Road Games) 1 0.5 1.5 0 17-10 57.6% 1-1 50% 1-9 (9) 2-10 (4.8) 10-79
IOWA Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.3 1.5 1.8 0 14-6 41.9% 2-0 80% 3-55 (21.9) 1-12 (9.1) 5-44
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 1.1 0.9 2 2.4 16-7 42% 2-1 55.9% 3-55 (21.5) 6-1 (4.5) 6-53
Stats For (Home Games) 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.3 14-6 43.9% 2-2 77.8% 2-35 (23.5) 2-17 (9.9) 4-33
Stats Against (All Games) 1.3 0.5 1.8 0 14-5 32.6% 2-1 58.3% 3-41 (16.4) 1-4 (4) 7-63
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1 0.5 1.5 0 14-5 38.5% 1-1 62.5% 2-47 (23.4) 18-2 (9) 6-52
Stats Against (Home Games) 1.8 0.8 2.5 0 15-5 32.8% 2-1 50% 2-33 (14.8) 1-1 (2.5) 8-75
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
ILLINOIS Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 BALL ST 24-21 W -4.5 W 55.5 U 30-71 10-19-145 2 51-171 21-34-204 3
09/09/2017 W KENTUCKY 20-7 W 6 W 51.5 U 50-193 14-25-107 4 16-6 28-43-238 1
09/15/2017 @S FLORIDA 23-47 L 16.5 L 54.5 O 66-376 17-32-304 0 15-67 20-40-287 2
09/29/2017 NEBRASKA 6-28 L 6.5 L 46.5 U 37-93 10-16-106 1 38-165 17-24-246 0
10/07/2017 @IOWA 16-45 L 16 L 42 O 38-191 18-34-250 1 30-200 22-45-246 2
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IOWA Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/02/2017 WYOMING 24-3 W -12.5 W 51.5 U 41-138 8-15-125 0 30-59 23-40-174 3
09/09/2017 @IOWA ST 44-41 W -3.5 W 49.5 O 26-120 25-46-347 1 41-164 27-41-333 1
09/16/2017 NORTH TEXAS 31-14 W -19.5 W 51.5 U 59-238 16-27-197 0 17-112 18-29-193 1
09/23/2017 PENN ST 19-21 L 12.5 L 52 U 23-82 13-22-191 1 51-295 31-48-284 1
09/30/2017 @MICHIGAN ST 10-17 L 3.5 L 45 U 40-88 18-28-212 0 25-19 17-32-212 3
10/07/2017 ILLINOIS 45-16 W -16 W 42 O 38-191 18-34-250 1 30-200 22-45-246 2
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in IOWA games 38.5% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (10-16)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in IOWA games 50% of the time since 1992. (132-132)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ILLINOIS games 32% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (8-17)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ILLINOIS games 48.1% of the time since 1992. (115-124)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in IOWA games 51.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-14)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in IOWA games 51.6% of the time since 1992. (98-92)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ILLINOIS games 50% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (13-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ILLINOIS games 53.5% of the time since 1992. (100-87)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
ILLINOIS 16 42 O 13 20 31:40 30-200 22-30 246 1 3 5-50
10/07/2017 IOWA 45 -16 17 20 28:20 38-191 18-38 250 1 1 3-18
IOWA 28 45 U 7 16 32:21 49-262 9-49 80 1 1 5-40
11/19/2016 ILLINOIS 0 8 0 10 27:39 24-61 19-24 137 1 1 2-10
ILLINOIS 20 47 O 7 20 24:09 24-46 25-24 317 1 1 5-45
10/10/2015 IOWA 29 -10 16 23 35:51 51-278 15-51 200 0 0 6-80
IOWA 30 54 U 9 26 35:46 55-304 17-55 283 1 0 1-10
11/15/2014 ILLINOIS 14 5 7 12 24:14 25-88 17-25 147 0 0 8-59
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ILLINOIS Key Player Injuries
[TE] 10/08/2017 - Nathan Echard "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers ( Knee )
[DL] 10/07/2017 - Tito Odenigbo is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Iowa ( Suspension Served )
[TE] 10/07/2017 - Nathan Echard "?" ( Knee )
[QB] 10/03/2017 - Jeff George Jr. expected to start Saturday vs. Iowa ( None )
[OL] 10/01/2017 - Jordan Fagan "?" Saturday vs. Iowa ( Undisclosed )
[RB] 10/01/2017 - Dre Brown "?" Saturday vs. Iowa ( Undisclosed )
[TE] 10/01/2017 - Nathan Echard "?" Saturday vs. Iowa ( Knee )
[DL] 09/28/2017 - Tito Odenigbo out indefinitely ( Suspension )
[LB] 08/23/2017 - Jake Hansen out for season ( Knee )
IOWA Key Player Injuries
[DB] 10/07/2017 - Manny Rugamba is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Illinois ( Knee )
[DB] 10/06/2017 - Brandon Snyder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Illinois ( Knee )
[DB] 10/01/2017 - Brandon Snyder "?" Saturday vs. Illinois ( Knee )
[DB] 10/01/2017 - Manny Rugamba "?" Saturday vs. Illinois ( Knee )
[RB] 09/30/2017 - James Butler out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[OL] 09/13/2017 - Ike Boettger out for season ( Achilles )