Northwestern vs Illinois Football Odds

The Wildcats will play the Fighting Illini on Saturday, November 25th, 2023. The matchup takes place at Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL). Watch this exciting Week 13 matchup at 3:30 pm EST. Check local listings for coverage on BTN.

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Key Matchup Stats

We're now in the home stretch of the 2023 college football season, with Northwestern and Illinois meeting at Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) for a key late-season matchup on Saturday, November 25th, 2023. The playoffs are fast approaching, along with the annual Bowl games that kick off in December. Here's an overview of some important 2023 performance data for each team.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - As we wrap up the 2023 regular season, Northwestern has notched a 98.33 Big Ten Conference conference power ranking. On the other side of the gridiron, Illinois has a 97.00 Big Ten Conference power ranking.
  • Away Northwestern - Looking at Week 13, Northwestern heads into this matchup with a 1-3 record as an away team. This ranks them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins in 2023. Remember that a team's overall record and schedule strength will affect whether or not they make a December bowl game or qualify for the playoffs.
  • Home Illinois - Meanwhile, Illinois has a 3-3 record as a home team for 2023. They currently rank 4th in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins. Let's see if they can add another win to their record when they battle Northwestern on Saturday, November 25th, 2023.
  • Points Scored - Now late in the 2023 season, Northwestern ranks 4th (228) in the Big Ten Conference, with Illinois currently ranking 2nd (251) for points scored in the Big Ten Conference.
  • Points Against - Northwestern currently stands 4th (243) in the Big Ten Conference for points scored by opponents in the 2023 college football season. Their opponent, Illinois, ranks 2nd (308) in the Big Ten Conference for points against them as the 2023 college football season comes to a close.
  • Team Records - As we head into Week 13, Northwestern has a 6-5 overall record for the 2023 regular season, with Illinois possessing a 5-6 standing for the 2023 college football season.

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Get ready for an electrifying clash as Northwestern takes on Illinois on November 25th! This Week 13 matchup is crucial in the 2023-24 college football season. The action-packed battle will unfold at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL. With the regular season nearing its end and December bowl games on the horizon, the stakes are high.

According to the SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings, Northwestern holds a stellar 98.33 rating, while Illinois follows closely with 97.00. With such close rankings, we can anticipate an intense showdown between these two teams.

Currently, Northwestern boasts a 6-5 standing, while Illinois trails slightly with a 5-6 record. Both teams are hungry for victory, making this game even more thrilling.

If you're looking to place a bet on this game, we recommend BetRivers, BetMGM, or BetWay. Take a moment to review this game's prop bets and explore the various betting options available.

To make an informed bet, compare the best point spread, total, and moneylines from our partner sportsbooks below. With the regular season winding down, every play counts, and this matchup promises to deliver an unforgettable football spectacle. Don't miss out on the action!

Please remember to gamble responsibly and set limits within your means. Enjoy the game and may the best team prevail!

Best Wildcats at Fighting Illini Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Northwestern
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois has a -6 -112 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Northwestern has a +6.5 -110 point spread at BetMGM VA. Northwestern is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 48 points. Risk $108 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 48 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Northwestern
Favorite

Illinois
Illinois is the -230 moneyline favorite. Risk $230 to win $100 on Illinois at BetRivers. Northwestern is the +190 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $190 on Northwestern. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Northwestern vs Illinois College Football game on Saturday, November 25th, 2023?

Illinois is a -6 -112 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Northwestern is a +6.5 -110 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Northwestern vs Illinois College Football game on Saturday, November 25th, 2023?

The best over line is 48 -108 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $108 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 48 -110 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Northwestern vs Illinois College Football game on Saturday, November 25th, 2023?

Illinois is a -230 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and Northwestern is a +190 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

College Football Odds Example

College Football Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
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Northwestern
Illinois
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+6 -109-6 -112
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Underdog Northwestern - Northwestern bettors risk $100 to win $91.74 at -109 odds.

A +6 Northwestern underdog bet wins if they lose by 5 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 6. Your bet loses if they lose by 7 or more.

Favorite Illinois - Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $89.29 at -112 odds.

A -6 Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 7 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 6. Your bet loses if they win by 5 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Northwestern at Illinois Prop Bets

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College Football Prop Bets
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Northwestern
Illinois
Last Team To Score
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+100-157Bet
Northwestern
Illinois
First Team To Score
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+115-157Bet
Northwestern
Illinois
Tie
First to 15 Points
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+155-220+2500Bet
Northwestern
Illinois
Tie
First to 20 Points
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+185-195+850Bet
BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers
Northwestern
Illinois
Tie
First to 25 Points
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+290-120+210Bet
Northwestern
Illinois
Tie
First to 30 Points
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+450+138-109Bet
Northwestern
Illinois
Tie
First to 35 Points
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+900+285-315Bet
Northwestern
Illinois
Tie
First to 40 Points
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
+1900+600-1250Bet
BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers
Illinois
Team Total Points
NU at ILL
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
26.5 o -11826.5 u -109Bet
Northwestern
Team Total Points
NU at ILL
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
20.5 o -11720.5 u -112Bet
Illinois
To Score First & Win
NU at ILL
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
Yes -103No -152Bet
Northwestern
To Score First & Win
NU at ILL
11/25/23 3:30pm EST
Yes +350No -560Bet

Recent Meetings Since 2019

Recent Meetings Since 2019
WeekGameResultMargin
2023
Week 13
Northwestern vs Illinois
Saturday, November 25th, 2023
NU 45, ILL 43
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
Northwestern by 2
2022
Week 13
Illinois vs Northwestern
Saturday, November 26th, 2022
ILL 41, NU 3
Ryan Field
Illinois by 38
2021
Week 13
Northwestern vs Illinois
Saturday, November 27th, 2021
ILL 47, NU 14
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
Illinois by 33
2020
Week 15
Illinois vs Northwestern
Saturday, December 12th, 2020
NW 28, ILL 10
Ryan Field
Northwestern by 18
2019
Week 14
Northwestern vs Illinois
Saturday, November 30th, 2019
NW 29, ILL 10
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
Northwestern by 19

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Football Regular Season Standings - Northwestern, Illinois
Team Conf Conf% W L PF PA Home Away Strk
Northwestern5-40.556852872935-12-3W4
Illinois3-60.333572943533-42-3L2

Northwestern & Illinois Futures Odds

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Northwestern Championship Odds
2024-25 Northwestern NCAA College Football Championship Odds

Team
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Illinois Championship Odds
2024-25 Illinois NCAA College Football Championship Odds

Team
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Illinois
+80000
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Team Schedules & Results


2023-24 Northwestern Games & Results
WeekMatchupDate & Result
Week 1Northwestern vs
Rutgers
RUTG 24, NU 7
Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
Week 2UTEP vs
Northwestern
NU 38, UTEP 7
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Week 3Northwestern vs
Duke
DUKE 38, NU 14
Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Week 4Minnesota vs
Northwestern
NU 37, MINN 34 (OT)
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Week 5Penn State vs
Northwestern
PSU 41, NU 13
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Week 6Howard vs
Northwestern
NU 23, HOW 20
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Week 8Northwestern vs
Nebraska
NEB 17, NU 9
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Week 9Maryland vs
Northwestern
NU 33, MD 27
Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Week 10Iowa vs
Northwestern
IOWA 10, NU 7
Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Week 11Northwestern vs
Wisconsin
NU 24, WIS 10
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Week 12Purdue vs
Northwestern
NU 23, PUR 15
Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Week 13Northwestern vs
Illinois
NU 45, ILL 43
Saturday, November 25th, 2023
BowlsUtah vs
Northwestern
Srs Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
NU 14, UTAH 7
Saturday, December 23rd, 2023


2023-24 Illinois Games & Results
WeekMatchupDate & Result
Week 1Toledo vs
Illinois
ILL 30, TOL 28
Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Week 2Illinois vs
Kansas
KU 34, ILL 23
Friday, September 8th, 2023
Week 3Penn State vs
Illinois
PSU 30, ILL 13
Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Week 4Florida Atlantic vs
Illinois
ILL 23, FAU 17
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Week 5Illinois vs
Purdue
PUR 44, ILL 19
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Week 6Nebraska vs
Illinois
NEB 20, ILL 7
Friday, October 6th, 2023
Week 7Illinois vs
Maryland
ILL 27, MD 24
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Week 8Wisconsin vs
Illinois
WIS 25, ILL 21
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Week 10Illinois vs
Minnesota
ILL 27, MINN 26
Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Week 11Indiana vs
Illinois
ILL 48, IU 45 (OT)
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Week 12Illinois vs
Iowa
IOWA 15, ILL 13
Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Week 13Northwestern vs
Illinois
NU 45, ILL 43
Saturday, November 25th, 2023

How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Northwestern vs Illinois College Football Game

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