NCAAF Matchup - Boilermakers Eagles Odds Preview
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
The Boilermakers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Eagles at Ross-Ade Stadium in Week 3 action.
This season the Boilermakers are 1-1 overall and 2-0 ATS against the number, while the Eagles are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. As for the totals, Purdue is 0-1 on the OU, and Eastern Michigan is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boilermakers rated this week at No. 41 and the Eagles sitting at No. 120. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 44-11 result in favor of the Boilermakers this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 54-ranked offense (32.5 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 98 at 34 PPG. The Boilermakers passing attack has averaged 285 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (211 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 78-rated road run defense, allowing 329 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 31-14 loser at home against Illinois State. The game had no spread or over-under wagering, as it involved a non-board school. The Eagles suffered a Week 2 loss against Illinois State in their last game, falling 31-14 at Rynearson Stadium.
In their last action, Purdue was a 20-17 loser on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (37) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Boilermakers suffered a Week 2 loss against Notre Dame in their last game, falling 20-17 at Notre Dame Stadium.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Eagles at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Purdue is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan at Michigan State, Saturday, September 22
Purdue home to Marshall, Saturday, September 29