Records: Michigan State 6-1 (3-0 in Big Ten), Illinois 3-0 (0-2 in Big Ten)
Kick-off: 3:30 p.m. EST
Spread: Michigan State -10.5
Last meeting: Michigan State 26, Illinois 6 (2010)
Passing: The Spartans are averaging 177 yards in the air while Illinois throws for 287.7 per outing.
Rushing: Michigan State is rushing for 186.1 yards per outing while the Fighting Illini are averaging 158.8yards on the ground.
Last games played: The Spartans defeated Purdue, 14-0 while Illinois fell to Wisconsin, 56-32.
Thoughts: The Spartans seem to get better each week while Illinois has yet to win a Big Ten contest. I like MSU to win here but would take Illinois with the points as I see the Illini putting up a good fight at home. In addition, I like the under in this one.
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