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Michigan State vs Illinois Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 10 Game on FanDuel

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Michigan State vs Illinois prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Michigan State vs Illinois Week 10 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Michigan State Spartans (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) vs. No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium — Urbana-Champaign, IL
Coverage: Big Ten Network

Week 10 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten battle between the terribly underachieving Michigan State Spartans and overachieving No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini.

Illinois is on top of the Big Ten West division at 4-1 led the the nation's No. 1 scoring defense. The Fighting Illini under super second-year Illini coach Bret Bielema are allowing just 10.1 points per game.

Meanwhile, overrated Mel Tucker got a $95 million contract following one winning season in East Lansing. The trustees must be getting paid, as Tucker has the Spartans playing terrible and in last place in the Big Ten East division after last week's 29-7 loss to rival Michigan.

Michigan State vs Illinois Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MSU: (+580) | ILL: (-850)
Spread: MSU: +16.5 (-110) | ILL: -16.5 (-110)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-11) | Under: (-110)

Illinois enters this contest as a big spread favorite of -16.5 points and -850 on the moneyline. The takeback on a Michigan State victory is +580, or nearly 6/1 return on your moneyline bet amount. This Big Ten clash also features very low total of 41.5 points.

Michigan State vs Illinois Prediction & Pick

Illinois has been fantastic this season while exceeding bookmaker expectations most weeks. The Illini are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games with a dominant defense leading the way. In their last two home games, Illinois held Iowa to 220 yards offense and Minnesota to 180 yards offense and just 12 first downs.

The Illini defense can clearly get the job done again, as the Spartans struggled on offense last week at Michigan against the Wolverines elite defense. Michigan State gained just 252 yards and 11 first downs in a 29-7 defeat that was flattering as Michigan failed to convert red zone TD's and settled for five field goals. The Spartans also had just 202 yards offense with 20 rushing yards against Ohio State's elite defense.

Final Score Prediction: Illinois 33 | Michigan State 16

Michigan State vs Illinois Betting Trends

- Michigan State is 1-5 straight up (SU) and 1-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games.
- The total has hit the Under in 6 of MSU's last 9 games.
- Illinois is 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Illinois is 5-0 SU in their last 5 home games.
- The total has hit the Under in 13 of Illinois' last 18 games.

Michigan State vs Illinois Best Bet

The oddsmakers have been forced to adjust this spread significantly based on results, ATS runs and clearly performances. Still, you're paying a big price to support Illinois this week with the line moving sharply from Sunday's opener of -10 to -16.5.

The Illini defense can clearly get the job done again, as the Spartans struggled on offense last week at Michigan against the Wolverines elite defense. Michigan State gained just 252 yards and 11 first downs in a 29-7 defeat that was flattering as Michigan failed to convert red zone TD's and settled for five field goals. The Spartans also had just 202 yards offense with 20 rushing yards against Ohio State's elite defense.

Michigan State has now suspended eight players following last week's incident following the Michigan game. That includes five tacklers among the top 13 with DE Jacoby Windmon the biggest hit. He's a 2-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Misfit Mel's minions were already an emotional mess and underachieving. But the inflated points on Illinois are not a wise bet either. Contrary call on the Over.

Bet: Over 41.5 (-110)

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