According to Las Vegas, Iowa is an 18 point favorite this Saturday against Illinois. The game will be played in Iowa City at Kinnick Stadium. The OVER/UNDER has been set at 44.5.

It's Homecoming this week for the Hawkeyes. Iowa has done well on Homecoming winning five of its last seven games, including a 2015 victory over Illinois. Iowa is 6-5-2 against Illinois on Homecoming.

Here's a couple of quick stats on the series:

  • Since 1992, IOWA is 9-9 against the spread versus ILLINOIS
  • Since 1992, Iowa is 12-6 straight up against Illinois
  • Out of the last ten meetings between the two teams, 8 of 10 games have gone UNDER the posted total

This looks like a pretty easy pick this week. The Hawks should win big at home on Homecoming. You can watch all of the action starting at 11:00 a.m. on The Big Ten Network.