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Little Caesars Bowl Odds: WMU vs Purdue

Western Michigan BroncosPurdue Boilermakers
Dec 27, 4:30 PM | Turf of Ford Field

Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

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The Little Caesars Bowl has gone to the dogs in recent years and we don't mean that it's gone downhill in terms of quality.

The past four games, the underdog has covered the Little Caesars Bowl point spread.That would indicate the Western Michigan Broncos would be the best bet as they are slight underdogs against Purdue. [ Little Caesar's Bowl Odds Preview and Pick ]

Purdue earned the bowl invitation by the skin of its teeth as they finished 6-6 on the season.

View Western Michigan vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Broncos in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. The bowl game over under sat at 60 earlier in the week at Bovada.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 26.1 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 72 this week at 28 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 196.8 yards per game, less than the Broncos secondary allows through the air, 218.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Broncos own the league's No. 116-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 258.3 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 51 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Western Michigan won its last outing, a 68-19 result against Akron on November 25. Western Michigan covered in that game as a 28-point favorite, while the 87 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Purdue was a 33-25 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana. They earned a push of the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in December are 0-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When an underdog on the road are 2-8

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in December are 4-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When favored at home are 6-4

A few Broncos at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 8 games
Western Michigan is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Purdue is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Purdue is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games