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Purdue Boilermakers vs Michigan Wolverines in NCAAF odds tilt

Michigan WolverinesPurdue Boilermakers
Oct 6, 4:00 PM | Grass of Ross-Ade Stadium

Michigan Wolverines vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD3-1

In the Big Ten season opener for both teams the 2-2 Michigan Wolverines visit the 3-1 Purdue Boilermakers Saturday afternoon (4 pm ET, Big Ten Network).

Michigan, which had last week off following its loss at Notre Dame, was an early three-point favorite over the Boilers, who have hit the 50-point mark their last two games.

View Michigan vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Wolverines listed as 3-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 45-rated Boilermakers and the No. 44-ranked Wolverines, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 50-34 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 42.5 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 54 this week at 23 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 262 yards per game, more than the Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 154.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wolverines own the league's No. 59-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 163 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Michigan lost its last outing, a 13-6 result against Notre Dame on September 22. Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 19 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Wolverines suffered a Week 4 loss against Notre Dame in their last game, falling 13-6 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Purdue won its last outing, a 51-41 result against Marshall on September 29. Purdue failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite, while the 92 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Boilermakers grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Thundering Herd in their last game, winning 51-41 at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

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

A few Wolverines at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Purdue
Michigan is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan's last 9 games when playing Purdue
Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Purdue's last 9 games when playing Michigan
Purdue is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Michigan

Next up:
Michigan home to Illinois, Saturday, October 13
Purdue home to Wisconsin, Saturday, October 13