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Nittany Lions host Boilermakers in Week 7 action

Purdue BoilermakersPenn State Nittany Lions
Oct 15, 12:00 PM | Grass of Beaver Stadium

Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD5-1

The visiting Boilermakers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Beaver Stadium against the Nittany Lions.

The Nittany Lions sit at 5-1 (1-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Boilermakers are currently 3-2 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Penn State is 0-5 OU, and Purdue is 3-1-1 OU.

View Purdue vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Boilermakers listed as 14-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Nittany Lions, currently No. 13 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Boilermakers, who rate No. 90 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 33-32 victory for the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 93-ranked offense (21.5 PPG) against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 20.6 PPG. The Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged 212.2 yards per game, more than the Boilermakers give up through the air (203 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Boilermakers feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 110 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 51 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 45-17 winner as they battled Minnesota at home. Purdue covered in the match as a 14-point favorite, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Penn State was a 13-3 winner at home against Iowa. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (16) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing Purdue
Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Purdue

Next up:
Purdue home to Illinois, Saturday, October 22
Penn State at Northwestern, Saturday, October 22

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