NCAA betting odds value has not been nearly as good for the Fresno State Bulldogs despite the fact that they will be bowling yet again with the NCAA betting lines.
The Fresno State Bulldogs will host the Fighting Illini of Illinois on Friday night with an ESPN2 telecast set to kickoff at 10:20 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Illinois as a 6 point favorite.
Illinois has a college football betting record of 6-5 straight up and 8-3 against the spread as 8 of their games have gone over the total. Illinois is coming off a strong 48-27 win at Wrigley Field over bowl bound Northwestern for their 4th payout in 5 games as they went over the total for the 5th consecutive game.
The Illini offense has come on strong in the season’s second half and now ranks 29th in the nation for points scored while the defense ranks in the middle of the national pack for all meaningful categories.
Freshman quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has shown immense improvement and now has 1522 yards passing with a 16/8 touchdown/interception ratio and is 2nd on the team in rushing with 675 yards. Mikel LeShoure has 1380 yards rushing and 5.9 yards per carry with 13 touchdowns.
Fresno State has a college football gambling record of 7-4 straight up and 4-6-1 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. Fresno State is coming off a 23-20 win over Idaho although they failed to cover as 10.5 point home favorites.
Fresno State is remarkably average at everything that they do as they rank in the middle of the pack in nearly all offensive and defensive categories with the exception of ranking a rather lackluster 82nd in defensive points allowed.
Ryan Colburn has passed for 2225 yards and an 18/9 TD/INT ratio while Robbie Rouse has rushed for 1097 yards and a 5.7 yards per carry average.
Illinois has beaten the NCAA betting odds in 7 of their last 8 road games but is 3-12 against the spread in non conference action. Fresno State is just 8-17 against the spread versus teams with a winning record.