Nittany Lions visit Boilermakers in Week 10 battle
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Boilermakers host the Nittany Lions at Ross-Ade Stadium in Week 10 action.
The Boilermakers are 3-5 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 6-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Purdue go 5-2 and the Nittany Lions go 4-4 on the totals.
Betting Line: The Boilermakers were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 73 (Boilermakers) and the No. 10 (Nittany Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 36-28 result in favor of the Nittany Lions is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 52-ranked offense, averaging 30.9 PPG, against a Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 18.1 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 219.6 yards per game, more than the Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 199.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 42 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 52 in rushing offense at home.
Penn State was a 35-23 loser in their most recent outing at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors. Matt McGloin led the way last time out for the Nittany Lions, connecting for 327 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 35-23 loss to the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium.
Purdue was a 44-28 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (72) made winners of OVER bettors. The Boilermakers suffered a Week 9 loss against Minnesota in their last game, falling 44-28 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Nittany Lions at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State's last 8 games when playing Purdue
Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Purdue's last 8 games when playing Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games
Purdue is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Purdue is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Penn State
Penn State at Nebraska, Saturday, November 10
Purdue at Iowa, Saturday, November 10