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Oct 20, 3:30 PM | Turf of Ohio Stadium

Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

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Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Boilermakers on Saturday when they take on the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Boilermakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buckeyes are 3-4 ATS. Purdue is 4-1 against the total, while Ohio State is 4-3 versus the number.

View Purdue vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Buckeyes sat as 14.5-point favorites, according to 5Dimes but was bet all the way to -18.5 by Friday. The total, meanwhile, was 62 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 77-rated Buckeyes and the No. 76-rated Boilermakers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 47-37 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 20-ranked offense (40.4 PPG) against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.5 PPG. The Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 188.9 yards per game, less than the Boilermakers give up through the air (212.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Boilermakers feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 52 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Purdue was a 38-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (52) made winners of OVER bettors. Purdue didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Badgers as Wisconsin blasted them 38-14 in Week 7 action.

Ohio State was a 52-49 winner in its last match on the road against Indiana. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 101 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Last time we saw the Hoosiers, they had no answer for Carlos Hyde as the Buckeyes rolled to a 52-49 victory at Memorial Stadium.

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

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Purdue's last 8 games when playing Ohio State
Purdue is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 8 games when playing Purdue

Next up:
Purdue at Minnesota, Saturday, October 27
Ohio State at Penn State, Saturday, October 27

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