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Point Spread For Nebraska-Illinois Game Has Nearly Doubled

JD Spielman of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 3: JD Spielman #10 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates in the end zone after his 17-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 36-31. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

All the hype surrounding the Nebraska Cornhuskers was validated last weekend when they trounced the Norther Illinois Huskies. It seems that bettors are now confident in Scott Frost's team as well heading into Week 4.

This weekend the Cornhuskers face the Illinois Fighting Illini in a clash between Big Ten Programs.

Unlike the Cornhuskers, the Fighting Illini are coming off the program's most disappointing loss in recent memory. Illinois fell short at home against Eastern Michigan last weekend.

With both teams trending in opposite directions, the point spread for this matchup has increased by a wide margin.

According to 247Sports Nebraska opened up as 7.5-point favorites against Illinois, per the the Circa Sportsbook in Las Vegas. By Monday night, the point spread nearly doubled to 13 points.

Vegas is also expecting a high-scoring game since the over/under is currently at 63 points.

Illinois struggled to defend Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III last weekend. The defense will have an even tougher time trying to contain Nebraska signal-caller Adrian Martinez, who threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns against Northern Illinois.

Kickoff for this game is at 8 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

It'll be interesting to see if the betting line continues to increase in the next few days.

[247Sports]