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NCAAF FOOTBALL

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Purdue Boilermakers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Illinois was a 60-35 loser in their most recent outing at home against Ohio State. They covered the 33.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (95) made winners of OVER bettors.

Purdue lost its last outing, a 45-21 result against Penn State on November 16. Purdue failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point underdog, while the 66 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Current streak:
Illinois has lost 6 straight games.
Purdue has lost 8 straight games.

Team records:
Illinois: 3-7 SU, 5-5 ATS
Purdue: 1-9 SU, 2-8 ATS

Illinois most recently:
When playing in November are 0-10
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 0-10

Purdue most recently:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games when playing Purdue
Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Illinois is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Illinois
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Purdue's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing Illinois

Next up:
Illinois home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 30
Purdue at Indiana, Saturday, November 30