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Boilermakers vs Fighting Illini Betting Matchup Report

Illinois Fighting IlliniPurdue Boilermakers
Oct 22, 12:00 PM | Grass of Ross-Ade Stadium

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

6-1TEAM RECORD3-3

Illinois visits Purdue on Saturday, hoping to send the Boilermakers to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Ross-Ade Stadium.

They battle the Fighting Illini, currently with a 6-1 mark (3-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-1-2 for the Boilermakers and 3-4 for the Fighting Illini.

View Illinois vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Boilermakers were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Boilermakers sit at No. 64 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Fighting Illini are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Fighting Illini will win this game 38-34.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 30.2 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 17.7 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 194.3 yards per game, more than the Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 188.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Fighting Illini own the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 83 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Illinois lost its last outing, a 17-7 result against Ohio State on October 15. Illinois failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 24 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Purdue lost its last outing, a 23-18 result against Penn State on October 15. Purdue covered in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Fighting Illini at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 8 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Illinois's last 9 games
Illinois is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games at home
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 8 games when playing Illinois

Next up:
Illinois at Penn State, Saturday, October 29
Purdue at Michigan, Saturday, October 29

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