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Point spread favors Fighting Irish in battle with Boilermakers

Notre Dame Fighting IrishPurdue Boilermakers
Oct 1, 8:00 PM | Grass of Ross-Ade Stadium

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking for their third straight win when they visit the Purdue Boilermakers this Saturday night.

Notre Dame is 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 contests against Purdue.

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees overcame a tough start last week against Pittsburgh to lead the Irish to a late game-winning scoring drive.

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Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Boilermakers in this one will find them as 13-point underdogs. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Boilermakers, currently No. 99 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Fighting Irish, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 44-28 victory for the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 33-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 39 at 20.8 PPG. The Boilermakers passing attack has averaged 212.3 yards per game, less than the Fighting Irish give up through the air (240 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Fighting Irish own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 108.5 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 15-12 winner as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. Notre Dame failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Purdue won its last outing, a 59-0 result against Southeast Missouri State on September 17. Purdue covered in that game as a 27-point favorite, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

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

A few Fighting Irish at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Purdue
Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Purdue is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Notre Dame

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Air Force, Saturday, October 8
Purdue home to Minnesota, Saturday, October 8

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