Boilermakers Cornhuskers Betting Preview for Week 7

Nebraska Cornhuskers Purdue Boilermakers
4-1 October 12, 2013, 12:00 | Ross-Ade Stadium 1-4



Nebraska travels to Purdue on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-1 mark in Week 7 action with a victory over the Boilermakers.

They will face the 4-1 Cornhuskers, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cornhuskers are 3-2 favoring the OVER.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Boilermakers as 14-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

The Boilermakers - Cornhuskers odds would favor the Cornhuskers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 108 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cornhuskers sit at No. 51. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 44-10 win for the Cornhuskers.

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Nebraska won its last outing, a 39-19 result against Illinois on October 5. Nebraska covered in that game as a 8.5-point favorite, while the 58 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 17 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 25.4 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 214.6 yards per game, less than the Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 262.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Cornhuskers own the league's No. 115-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 304.5 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 105 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cornhuskers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nebraska's last 7 games
Purdue is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games


Next up:
Nebraska at Minnesota, Saturday, October 26th
Purdue at Michigan State, Saturday, October 19th