NCAA Matchups  >>  Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview 11/24/2012

The fans at Ryan Field will be treated to a game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats when they take their seats on Saturday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 18½-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game's total is sitting at 50½.
In their last action, Illinois was a 20-17 loser at home against Purdue. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (37) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 23-20 winner as they battled Michigan State on the road. Northwestern covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 43 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Illinois has lost 8 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Illinois: 2-9 SU, 3-8 ATS
Northwestern: 8-3 SU, 10-1 ATS
ILLINOIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 0-10

NORTHWESTERN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Northwestern
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
Northwestern is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games