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Boilermakers Fighting Illini Betting Preview for Week 13

Illinois Fighting IlliniPurdue Boilermakers
3-7November 23, 2013, 12:00 | Ross-Ade Stadium1-8

The Boilermakers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Fighting Illini at Ross-Ade Stadium in Week 13 action.

The Boilermakers are 1-8 so far on the season, and 2-7 ATS vs. the number. The Fighting Illini, meanwhile, are 3-7 and 5-5 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Purdue go 4-5 and the Fighting Illini go 6-4 on the totals.

View Illinois Fighting Illini vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Boilermakers in this game found them listed as 6.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 109-rated Boilermakers and the No. 93-ranked Fighting Illini, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 21-4 result in favor of the Fighting Illini.

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.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 12.7 PPG, against a Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 110 this week at 37.2 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 194.2 yards per game, less than the Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 233.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Fighting Illini own the league's No. 123-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 318.67 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 121 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Fighting Illini at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Illinois is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Purdue is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

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