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Penn State vs Illinois Predictions, Picks and Best Odds – Week 3 Free College Football Picks

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Penn State vs Illinois Prediction: The Betting Analysis

The Goldsheet offers their expert betting prediction and picks for Penn State vs Illinois Week 3 kicking off on September 16th at 12:00pm ET. What are they looking at from a betting perspective? Get their college football betting analysis now!

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Penn State vs Illinois Predictions: Best Betting Odds & Game Info

Saturday, September 16College Football Betting Notes (Courtesy of Caesars)
Spread:Penn State Nittany Lions -14.5 vs Illinois Fighting Illini
Total:48.5 (Over -110 / Under -110)
Game Time:12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Arena:Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL

Penn State vs Illinois Pick: The Betting Analysis

Penn State and Illinois have played five times since 2014. The Illini have had a different coach in all five of those meetings.

This will be the first time in a decade that James Franklin will see a familiar face on the other side of the field.

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Penn State vs Illinois Prediction: Illinois Football Preview

The Fighting Illini are struggling to find their footing this season without defensive coordinator Ryan Walters (now at Purdue) and a handful of impactful NFL draft picks in the secondary.

After barely squeaking past Toledo in the opener, Illinois got blitzed by Kansas last week. The Fighting Illini trailed 34-7 at one point and gave up 539 yards to the Jayhawks. Illinois’ offense was forced to punt on each of its first four possessions.

Penn State Football Preview

The Nittany Lions scored a meaningless touchdown with six seconds left in the opener against West Virginia, then crushed Delaware 63-7 last week.

If you think Coach Franklin has been hard on two opponents he doesn’t have any beef with, wait until you see what he tries against a team he wants revenge against.

Illinois pulled off a 20-18 win in Happy Valley last season…in NINE overtimes. Gotta love the new overtime rules, huh?

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Penn State vs Illinois Prediction: The PICK

Penn State has won and covered the spread in three of its last four trips to Illinois, including a 63-24 win in their last visit in 2018.

Illinois’ defense should be able to provide a little more resistance than West Virginia and Delaware, but if the opportunity presents itself, don’t expect Coach Franklin to take his foot off the gas in the second half of this one.

Prediction: Penn State -14.5

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