Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Betting Matchup Report
Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Fighting Illini host the Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium in Week 12 action.
Supporters of the Boilermakers have seen them go 4-6 and 5-5 ATS so far this season, while the Fighting Illini are at 2-8 and 2-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Fighting Illini are 4-4-1, while the Boilermakers are 6-3.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Fighting Illini as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Fighting Illini at No. 96 and the Boilermakers at No. 57 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 25-12 result in favor of the Boilermakers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Illinois's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 16.9 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 77 this week at 29.6 PPG. The Fighting Illini aerial game is averaging 175 yards per game, less than the Boilermakers secondary allows through the air, 222.2 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Boilermakers own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 122.5 yards per game when on the road. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 105 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Purdue, they were a 27-24 winner as they battled Iowa on the road. Purdue covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ralph Bolden went over the 100-yard mark (102) in his team's latest effort as Purdue defeated Iowa by a score of 27-24 on Saturday.
Illinois was a 17-3 loser in its last match at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 20 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Fighting Illini suffered a Week 11 loss against Minnesota in their last game, falling 17-3 at Memorial Stadium.
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A few Boilermakers at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 9 games when playing Illinois
Purdue is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 9 games when playing Purdue
Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Purdue
Purdue home to Indiana, Saturday, November 24
Illinois at Northwestern, Saturday, November 24