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Unbeaten Cornhuskers Poised to Avenge 2015 Loss to Purdue

Terrell Newby

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be gunning for an eighth consecutive straight-up victory on Saturday afternoon when they welcome the Big Ten-West divisional rival Purdue Boilermakers to Memorial Stadium for a Week 8 college football matchup.

Shark Bites
  • Nebraska is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Nebraska's last five games against its conference.
  • Purdue is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games against teams with winning records.

The Cornhuskers sit atop the Big Ten-West standings with a 6-0 straight-up record, and have won five straight at home. Nebraska has successfully frustrated opposing offenses, which have been held to 22 or fewer points in five of six games this season, and forced the point total UNDER in each of its past four.

The 3-3 Boilermakers have alternated between wins and losses this season, and are coming off a disappointing 49-35 loss to Iowa as 12-point home underdogs, dropping them to 0-10 SU in their past 10 as double-digit underdogs. But they remain 6-3-1 ATS during that stretch.

Purdue tallied an impressive 55-45 win over the Cornhuskers last October, paying out as 7.5-point home underdogs at the sportsbooks, and avenging a pair of lopsided losses to Nebraska in their two previous meetings. However, the Boilermakers have produced mixed results on the road, going 1-6 SU and 5-2 ATS in their past seven.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Nebraska Cornhuskers sat as -23.5-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

A 36-5 result in favor of the Cornhuskers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Nebraska bring a 6-0 record (4-1-1 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-3 Purdue Boilermakers, who are 2-3-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Nebraska go 1-5 so far and the Boilermakers go 5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs Purdue injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 21-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers and the No. 101-rated Purdue Boilermakers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nebraska Cornhuskers No. 36-ranked offense (35.33 PPG) against a Purdue Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 108 at 34.33 PPG. The Nebraska Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 233.33 yards per game, more than the Purdue Boilermakers give up through the air (182 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Purdue Boilermakers own the league's No. 128-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 357.5 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 36 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

David Blough handled the Hawkeyes defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 458 yards, but Purdue still lost to Iowa 49-35.

Terrell Newby tore up the turf for 102 rushing yards in the latest Cornhuskers game, a 27-22 win over the Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Purdue is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Purdue is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Purdue's last 8 games
  • Purdue is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue home to Penn State, Saturday, October 29th
Nebraska at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 29th

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