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Iowa at Illinois

November 1, 2008
img3:30 PM Eastern
Premium Pick
4 units on Iowa +2.5 (-105) (risk 4 to return 4)
Result:
LOSS

The Illini have not been nearly as potent as they were last year and as the schedule toughens, the flaws have been shining through. The Illini have managed just two wins in their last five games, and those were to the weaker teams in the Big-10 in Indiana and Michigan. The problem is they can't stop teams with a good running game, which is exactly what Iowa brings to the table. Illinois is allowing 152 rushing yards per game and Iowa is piunding the ball for 155 a game. This is simply a bad matchup for Illinois. The Illini have yet to hold any opponent to less than 17 points on the season, while Iowa has been spectacular on defense allowing 11.5 ppg on the season. The Hawkeyes, who have won two straight and covered four of five, have had two weeks to prepare for this one. Meanwhile, this will be the Illini's sixth straight game, and the lack of depth is taking its toll. I like teams that play defense and can run the ball on the road. Makes the Hawkeyes a live dog here.

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Iowa Hawkeyes
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Illinois Fighting Illini
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