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Illinois Football opened as a 1-point favorite over Western Michigan

Unfortunately, the line as already shifted in favor of the Broncos.

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The Illinois Fighting Illini (1-1) officially opened as a slim 1-point favorite over Western Michigan (2-0), however the line has quickly shifted in the opposite direction. According to, the Broncos are currently designated as a 3.5-point favorite for next Saturday’s game in Champaign.

Western Michigan has already beat Northwestern so this probably shouldn’t be the most surprising development ever. Advanced stats are painting a slightly different picture, though, as Illinois has been given a 58% chance of victory (projected score of 28.7 - 25.2).

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