College Football Odds Week 12: Illinois vs Iowa Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Iowa vs
-2.5 (-124)
+2.5 (+102)
o33.5 (-110)
u33.5 (-110)

Week 12 of the college football season continues with what has the makings of a competitive Big Ten showdown between the Illinois Fighting Illini and Iowa Hawkeyes. The betting odds see Illinois as a three-point road underdog seeking its third straight victory in conference play. Coverage begins from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

Here's everything you need to know about the college football odds for Week 12 Illinois vs. Iowa the opening lines, spreads, betting trends and more. Stay tuned for more details regarding our ESPN BET promo code as well!

Illinois vs No. 16 Iowa Odds

  • Opening point spread: Iowa -4
  • Opening moneyline: Iowa -178/Illinois +150
  • Opening total: Over/Under 30 points scored
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday (FS1)

UPDATE 11 A.M. ET FRIDAY: BetMGM opened Iowa -3.5, adjusted to -3.5 (-115) and -3.5 (-105) Monday, then dipped to -3 Thursday. The Hawkeyes are netting 63% of spread bets/55% of spread money.

Interestingly, the total has actually climbed in an Iowa game. BetMGM opened at 30.5, briefly went to 31.5 Monday, then fell back to the opener. But Thursday brought moves to 31/31.5/32.5, and it's now at 32.5 (Under -115). Still, tickets and money are 4/1 on the Under.

UPDATE 2 P.M. ET MONDAY: Iowa's ability to win ugly, low-scoring games is unparalleled in college football. The Hawkeyes (8-2 SU/5-4-1 ATS) have seen the Over hit in just one of their last six games, and they've gone 5-1 SU in that span (3-2-1 ATS).

In Week 11, Iowa was up 6-0 going into the fourth quarter of a rock fight vs. Rutgers. Then the Hawkeyes exploded – particularly by their standards – for two TDs and a field goal to win 22-0 as 1.5-point home faves.

The Under is on a 5-0 run for Iowa, and the 22-point barrier hasn't been surpassed in its last four games.

By comparison, Illinois' Week 10 contest with Indiana was a complete 180. The Illini (5-5 SU/2-8 ATS), 5-point home favorites, won a scoring festival 48-45 in overtime.

Iowa slipped from -4 to -3.5 this morning at Caesars Sports. And the tidy total of 30 actually ticked up to 30.5.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full College Football Odds Week 12 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every Top 25 matchup.