UCLA Bruins versus Illinois Fighting Illini Fight Hunger Bowl Betting Preview

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The Fight Hunger Bowl from San Francisco California will feature a losing team as the 6-7 UCLA Bruins from the PAC 12 conference will face the 6-6 Illinois Fighting Illini from the Big Ten conference.

Both of these teams have fired their head coaches as they played well below expectations during the 2011 year.

The Fight Hunger bowl will kick off on Saturday at 3:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN provides the live national television coverage.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker have the Illinois Fighting Illini lined as a -2 ½ point favorite with a total of 47 points.

Those who want to bet Illinois on the money line will lay -145 odds.

UCLA bettors who want to bet the Bruins on the money line can take back +125 odds.

Following a 50-0 loss to the USC Trojans the UCLA Bruins played the Oregon Ducks in the PAC 12 conference championship game an dropped a 49-31 decision as a +31 point underdog.

Junior quarterback Kevin Prince completed 57% of his passes this year with 10 touchdowns and 7 picks.

In the pistol offense Prince is a threat to run as the signal caller had 455 yards rushing on the year.

The Bruins had success rushing the football on the year.

Running back Johnathan Franklin ran for 947 yards and a 6 yards per rush average.

Derrick Coleman had 11 touchdowns rushing and 726 yards on the ground with 5.1 yards a carry.

The Bruins run game will be challenged by the Fighting Illini defense that allows just 3.3 yards per rush against average.

The UCLA defense struggled against the explosive offenses in the PAC 12 conference this year to the tune of giving up 32 points a game to their opponents.

The Bruins are facing a run team in Illinois and allowed opponents to run for 5.2 yards a carry against them.

After six straight wins to start the season for Illinois the team has lost six straight which eventually cost Ron Zook his job as head coach.

Sophomore quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is listed as questionable for the Fight Hunger bowl after an injury in the teams loss to Minnesota to close the year.

Scheelhaase completed 63.6% of his passes with 12 touchdowns and 7 picks.

Illinois took on Baylor in the 2010 Texas Bowl and defeat Robert Griffin III and the Bears by the score of 38-14 as a +1 point underdog.

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