The Michigan State Spartans and the Illinois Fighting Illini will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Memorial Stadium.
Oddsmakers currently have the Spartans listed as 11-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game's total is sitting at 52½.
Michigan State won its last outing, a 14-0 result against Purdue on October 19. Michigan State failed to cover in that game as a 27.5-point favorite, while the 14 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
In their last action, Illinois was a 56-32 loser at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (88) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Michigan State has won 3 straight games.
Illinois has lost 2 straight games.
Michigan State: 6-1 SU, 3-3-1 ATS
Illinois: 3-3 SU, 3-3 ATS
MICHIGAN STATE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
ILLINOIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
Michigan State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Illinois
Michigan State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Michigan State is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois's last 7 games
Illinois is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Illinois is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
Michigan State home to Michigan, Saturday, November 2
Illinois at Penn State, Saturday, November 2