Illinois Football Betting Guide

Betting on Illinois football means NCAA men's Division I and Division II action. You can also place NFL bets on the storied Chicago Bears franchise. At the FBS level the University of Illinois Fighting Illini join the Northern Illinois University Huskies and Northwestern Wildcats for viable college football betting options. NCAA Division I FCS teams in Illinois include the Western Illinois Leathernecks, Illinois State Redbirds, Southern Illinois Salukis and Eastern Illinois Panthers. Wagering is offered legally for US residents by legitimately licensed offshore sportsbooks which are accessible from your desktop PC or mobile device. Illinois football betting includes common line, side, money line and totals wagers. But you can also place parlay and teaser bets, and more extravagant if bets and reversals. Football betting is probably the most popular segment of Illinois sportsbook betting.

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Betting on Illinois NCAAF Football

Illinois does have several college football teams worth mentioning, including the Fighting Illini and the Wildcats. These football programs are strong and at times, these teams are at times enjoying some high points in the league, with the Illini being the stronger of teams. Illinois football fans that follow various college football teams across the country will be pleased with any of our recommended online sportsbooks as they offer competitive lines on all the prominent NCAAF Division 1 games and teams, including player and team props and live betting options. We have a guide dedicated to covering Illinois college football betting.

Betting the University of Illinois Fighting Illini

The Fighting Illini is a Big Ten school in Illinois that claims 5 National Titles and 15 Conference Championships. In recent years the team has been competitive, and has compiled an 8 - 9 record in postseason NCAA bowl games all-time. The Fighting Illini's main football rivalries are with Missouri, Ohio State, Purdue and intrastate foe Northwestern. Learn more with our guide to betting on the Fighting Illini football team.

Betting the Northwestern Wildcats

The Northwestern Wildcats, as mentioned above, enjoy a heated intrastate rivalry with the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on the football field. After years of futility from the 1970s through about 1994, the Northwestern Wildcats football team has in recent years enjoyed a few high points. Betting on Wildcats football usually means placing an underdog wager as the team is consistently getting double digits on the road and even at home, where they play on Ryan Field. Get more information with our page on betting on the Northwestern Wildcats.

Betting on Illinois NFL Football

Illinois is home to thousands, if not millions of NFL football fans. We have created a section of our website that focuses on assisting players interested in legally betting on Illinois NFL football. It includes access to information on the state's NFL football team the Chicago Bears, as well as helpful information on where to find reliable betting lines an odds on NFL football teams and games. You can find out more in our guide to betting on Illinois NFL football.

Betting the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are the most popular Illinois football wager. Da Bears claim 9 NFL Championships (1 Super Bowl) and boast the most pro-football Hall of Fame members with 27. Entering the 2014 season the Bears were number one in all-time regular season and overall victories out of all the NFL teams. They currently play football in the National Football Conference North Division, also known as the "Black and Blue Division". Betting on Chicago Bears football consistently provides opportunities when you take their opponents, whether laying or getting points. The Bears have been around so long that they are a huge "public team", meaning that sometimes the smartest bet is to go against the Bears. We have a page dedicated to betting on the Chicago Bears football team.