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Purdue Boilermakers at Illinois Fighting Illini Week 6 Betting Pick and Odds

Purdue Boilermakers

vs

Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Memorial Stadium

The Purdue Boilermakers are 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS in their last nine games against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Illinois hosts Purdue this Saturday as each team looks for its first conference win of the season.

Illinois is off to a 1-4 ATS start to the season and is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games overall. Purdue is 2-3 SU and 3-2 ATS this season after going 0-10 SU and 3-6-1 ATS over the final 10 games of the 2013 season. The total has gone UNDER in each of the last three games between these two teams.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Purdue Boilermakers opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 35-27 result in favor of the Fighting Illini. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois will face the 2-3 Purdue Boilermakers, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-2 so far this season while the Boilermakers are 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Purdue injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 100 and the Purdue Boilermakers at No. 116 heading into this contest.

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How Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Illinois Fighting Illini No. 74-ranked offense (29 PPG) against a Purdue Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 80 at 27.8 PPG. The Illinois Fighting Illini passing attack has averaged 309.4 yards per game, more than the Purdue Boilermakers give up through the air (233.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Purdue Boilermakers feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 139 yards per game. Illinois, meanwhile, ranks No. 108 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 24-10 loser as they battled Hawkeyes at home. Purdue failed to cover in the match as a +8-point underdog, while 34 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Boilermakers suffered a Week 5 loss against Iowa in their last game, falling 24-10 at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Last time out for Illinois, they were a 45-14 loser as they battled Cornhuskers on the road. Illinois failed to cover in the match as a +20.5-point underdog, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Illinois lost its last outing 45-14 against Nebraska on Saturday, getting a 118-yard receiving performance from Geronimo Allison in a losing cause at Memorial Stadium.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Odds Trends

Purdue is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Purdue is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
Purdue is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Illinois is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 11th
Illinois at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 11th

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