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Stephen Nover's High Roller Parlay - 81% CFB Run!

Stephen Nover's High Roller Parlay - 81% CFB Run!

Akron vs. Illinois, 08/31/2019 12:00 EDT, Score: 3 - 42

Point Spread: +18/-105 Akron

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Illinois isn't nearly good enough to be laying this many points even to a low-level MAC team such as Akron. The Illini have averaged three wins during the past three seasons during the Lovie Smith era.

The Illini finished 1-6 in their last seven games and and had the worst defense in the Big Ten. They ranked fifth from the bottom in the NCAA in yards allowed. They are not used to this reverse role where the pressure not only is on them to win but cover a huge number.

Akron won't lack motivation playing its first game under new coach Tom Arth. The Zips have firepower. Their strength is at the skill positions with quarterback Kato Nelson and three decent wide receivers.

The Zips upset Northwestern, 39-34, in their first road game last season. Illinois also played Northwestern last year and lost to the Wildcats, 24-16.


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