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Penn State vs. Illinois Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 12:00 PM ET (Sat, Sep 16, 2023)

Penn State travel to Illinois in NCAA College Football action on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM ET.

Thinking about betting on this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the right side of the betting action for this match-up.

Penn State vs. Illinois Game Info and Betting Odds

Away Team: Penn State (Favorite)
Home Team: Illinois (Underdog)
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM ET
League: NCAA College Football (NCAAF)

Penn State Moneyline: -725
Illinois Moneyline: +478

Penn State Spread: -16 (+100)
Illinois Spread: +16 (-118)

Game Total Points: 48 (Over -112 / Under -110)

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A Closer Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both Penn State and Illinois, but let's take a closer look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

Let's start off by breaking down the away team and -725 betting favorites, Penn State.

In their last 10 games, Penn State has a Straight Up record of 8 wins, 2 loss and an active Straight Up streak of 7 wins in a row. Also in their last 10 games, Penn State has an Against-the-Spread record of 8 wins, 1 loss, 1 pushes and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 3 wins in a row. The Game Total Points results for Penn State games has a record of 8 overs, 2 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 3 overs in a row.

Now let's break down the home team and +478 betting underdogs, Illinois.

In their last 10 games, Illinois has a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 loss in a row. Also in their last 10 games, Illinois has an Against-the-Spread record of 4 wins, 6 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 3 losses in a row. The Game Total Points results for Illinois games has a record of 4 overs, 6 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 2 overs in a row.

If you need more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Penn State vs. Illinois Trend Finder directly.

Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

Based on our simulation of Penn State vs. Illinois NCAAF game, we have Penn State beating Illinois with a simulated final score of: Penn State [38] - Illinois [14]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Penn State vs. Illinois Simulation directly. Also after the Penn State vs. Illinois game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.

What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

OK let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Penn State vs. Illinois NCAAF match-up? Based on the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you place the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Penn State -725

Free Spread Pick: Penn State -16 (+100)

Free Total Pick: Over 48 (-112)

Hopefully our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Penn State vs. Illinois NCAA College Football match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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Haarberg leads Huskers past N Illinois 35-11 in his first start for new coach Matt Rhule's first win

Sat, Sep 16, 2023

Haarberg leads Huskers past N Illinois 35-11 in his first start for new coach Matt Rhule's first win

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Heinrich Haarberg threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his first start, and Nebraska beat Northern Illinois 35-11 Saturday night for coach Matt Rhule's first win with the Cornhuskers.

The Huskers (1-2) bounced back from losses at Minnesota and Colorado to win their home opener for the 36th time in 38 years. NIU (1-2) lost its second straight since beating Boston College on the road two weeks ago.

NIU managed just 149 yards, half the total coming on its last possession.

Haarberg took over for the injured and turnover-prone Jeff Sims and looked comfortable throughout against the Huskies of the Mid-American Conference.

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The 6-foot-5, 215-pound sophomore completed 14 of 24 passes for 158 yards and showed fearlessness as a runner, initiating contact rather than sliding feet-first and leading the Huskers with 21 carries for 98 yards.

Haarberg made his first appearance as a quarterback last week when he played 15 snaps in relief of Sims, who injured his left ankle in the fourth quarter of the 36-14 loss at Colorado. Haarberg also had played two snaps at receiver in the opener against Minnesota.

Sims had committed six of the Huskers' nation-high eight turnovers over the first two games. Rhule said he planned to stick with Sims as his starter if Sims was able to play. Sims had limited practice during the week and went through pregame warmups.

Haarberg ended up getting his most playing time since 2020, when he was playing high school ball at 160-student Kearney Catholic, about two hours west of Lincoln.

The Huskers' opening possession looked like old-school Nebraska football, with Haarberg showing flair for the triple-option while marching 55 yards in six plays. Haarberg ran four times for 19 yards and connected with Marcus Washington for 26 yards and with Billy Kemp IV for a 10-yard touchdown.

The offense went into a shell until late in the first half, when Haarberg threw 16 yards to Thomas Fidone II for a touchdown.

Haarberg led the Huskers on their best drive of the season in the third quarter, taking them 76 yards in 14 plays and chewing more than 7 minutes off the clock. Alex Bullock picked up 33 yards on a catch-and-run before Gabe Ervin Jr. banged into the end zone from the 3 to make it 21-3.

Haarberg dashed 20 yards for a touchdown on the next series against a tiring NIU defense.

NIU quarterback Rocky Lombardi struggled again in his second appearance at Memorial Stadium. He was the Michigan State starter when the Huskers beat the Spartans 9-6 in the snow and cold in 2018.

Lombardi was 11 of 28 for 73 yards, with an interception, and he was sacked three times.


Northern Illinois: The Huskies, like the Huskers, have been offensively challenged and stay in games because of their plucky defense. The defense wore down in the second half, allowing Nebraska to pull away. Since the Huskies upset Boston College on the road, they have two touchdowns and two field goals in 25 offensive series.

Nebraska: Tony White's 3-3-5 defense has been a revelation, and it's tasked with carrying the team while Marcus Satterfield's offense struggles to find consistency. The Huskers have one more week to polish things up before second-ranked Michigan comes calling.


Northern Illinois: hosts Tulsa next Saturday.

Nebraska: hosts Louisiana Tech next Saturday.


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