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Illinois Football opens as a 7-point underdog against North Carolina

Here’s the opening line for one of the biggest Illini games of the decade.

Illinois v North Carolina Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

As expected, Illinois football won’t be favored in their upcoming contest against No. 22 North Carolina. released their opening Week 2 lines, and the Fighting Illini have been designated as a 7-point underdog, which seems rather fair given the Tar Heels’ opening performance against No. 18 Georgia.

Illinois (1-0) will face North Carolina (0-1) under the lights at Memorial Stadium on September 10. Kickoff is scheduled for just after 6:30pm CT. The Orange and Blue will be looking for revenge after falling to the Tar Heels by a final score of 48-14 last season.

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