Which team is going to come out on top on Saturday, September 16, when the Penn State Nittany Lions and Illinois Fighting Illini go head to head at 12:00 PM? Our projection system sides with the Nittany Lions. Check out our other predictions below, where we break down the final score, spread, and over/under.

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Penn State vs. Illinois Predictions and Picks

ATS Pick Total Pick Score Prediction
Illinois (+14.5) Over (47.5) Penn State 28, Illinois 27

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Week 3 Predictions

Penn State Betting Info (2023)

  • The Nittany Lions have an implied moneyline win probability of 86.7% in this matchup.
  • The Nittany Lions have won once against the spread this season.
  • Penn State is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 14.5-point favorites.
  • Every Nittany Lions game has hit the over this season.
  • The point total average for Penn State games this season is 48.5, one point higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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Illinois Betting Info (2023)

  • The implied probability of a win by the Fighting Illini based on the moneyline is 17.4%.
  • The Fighting Illini are winless against the spread so far this season in two games with a set total.
  • The Fighting Illini have hit the over in one of two games with a set total (50%).
  • The average point total for Illinois this year is four points higher than this game's over/under.

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Nittany Lions vs. Fighting Illini 2023 Scoring Insights

Pts Pts Allowed Home Pts Home Pts Allowed Away Pts Away Pts Allowed
Penn State 50.5 11 50.5 11 -- --
Illinois 26.5 31 30 28 23 34

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