Reliaquest Bowl: Mississippi State vs Illinois: Picks & Preview 01/02/2023

Reliaquest Bowl: Mississippi State vs Illinois: Picks & Preview 01/02/2023

December 28, 2022



Game Preview

This coming January 2 we will have an excellent match between two teams that arrive in very similar conditions and that will define the ReliaQuest Bowl champion. This game will be played between the teams Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Illinois Fighting Illini. But how is each of the teams prepared for this game?
The Illinois Fighting Illini team came from winning their last game against the Northwestern Wildcats team by a score of 41.3. Despite this victory, their performance in the last 5 games has not been the best, since they have barely achieved a 40% performance in these last 5 games. Its offensive line has great players such as Tommy DeVito, Chase Brown and Isaiah Williams, who have managed to lead the offensive line to achieve an average of 25.4 points per game, but without a doubt the highest point of the team has been their defense, which allows an average of just 12.3 points per game, one of the lowest averages in the conference. The team finished the regular season second in the Big Ten – West Conference with a positive 8-4 record.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs team comes to this game highly motivated after having won their last 2 games in a row against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (56-7) and against Ole Miss (24-22). One of the highest points this season for the Bulldogs has been their offense, which averages a total of 32.7 points per game, guided by their best players such as Will Rogers, leading passer, Joquavious Marks, rushing leader. yards and Rara Thomas, receiving leader. The team finished third in the SEC – West Conference with a positive record of 8-4.
According to ESPN Analytics data, the favorite team to win the game is the Mississippi State Bulldogs who have a 54.% chance, while the Illinois Fighting Illini come in with a 45.7% chance.
Let’s check the latest NCAAF picks, news, stats and NCAAF expert picks for Mississippi State vs Illinois. We’ve plenty of NCAAF predictions for you to consider.


Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Illinois Fighting Illini Game Information

  • Date: 01/02/2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL.
  • How to Watch Mississippi State vs Illinois : ESPN2
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Mississippi State vs Illinois Betting Lines

Mississippi State is +220 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $220. On the other side, Illinois is -270 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $37.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Mississippi State at a 31.25% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Illinois have 72.97% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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