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    Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Ohio St Buckeyes Pick Prediction College Football Odds Preview 11-16-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Ohio St Buckeyes will hit the highway in Big 10 conference action off a bye week as they face the Illinois Fighting Illini in an NCAA college football game set for Saturday afternoon.

    Start time from Illinois is set for 12PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

    The betting odds from this week twelve game has the road side Ohio St Buckeyes favored by -33 points with an over under line of 66 ½ points.

    Ohio St is a perfect 9-0 on the year following a 56-0 road win two weeks ago to the Purdue Boilermakers as a -31 ½ point favorite. The game total finished at under 58 points. The Buckeyes went up 42-0 at the half.

    The team dominated the line of scrimmage as Ohio St gained 640 offensive yards and allowed 116 yards to the Purdue offense. Braxton Miller hit on 19 of 23 passes for 233 yards with four touchdowns and one pick. Carlos Hyde ran for 111 yards on eight carries. They held Purdue to just 27 rushing yards on 27 carries and won the turnover battle by a +1 margin. Ohio St allowed just 2 of 12 conversions on third down.

    Illinois has lost five straight to drop to 3-6 following a 52-35 road defeat last week to the Indiana Hoosiers as a +9 ½ point underdog. The game ended at over 79 ½ points.

    The Fighting Illini posted 612 offensive yards with 162 rushing for nearly 5 yards a carry. Nathan Scheelhaase hit on 38 of 57 passes for 450 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. Defensively Illinois is torched by the Indiana offense for 650 yards with 371 running for 8 ½ yards a carry.