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Boilermakers host Huskies in Week 5 action

Northern Illinois HuskiesPurdue Boilermakers
3-0September 28, 2013, 12:00 | Ross-Ade Stadium1-3

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Boilermakers host the Huskies at Ross-Ade Stadium in Week 5 action.

Supporters of the Huskies have seen them go 3-0 and 1-2 ATS so far this season, while the Boilermakers are at 1-3 and 1-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 2-2, while the Huskies are 3-0.

View Northern Illinois Huskies vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Huskies in this one found them as -2.5-point Favorite on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

This game matches up the No. 98 (Boilermakers) and the No. 15 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 33-12 result in favor of the Huskies is predicted by handicapping models.

Northern Illinois won its last outing, a 43-39 result against Eastern Illinois on September 21. Northern Illinois failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 82 combined points took the game OVER the total.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 116-ranked offense (15.25 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 101 at 33.67 PPG. The Boilermakers passing attack has averaged 175.5 yards per game, less than the Huskies give up through the air (317.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 304.5 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 113 in rushing offense at home.

A few Huskies at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games
Purdue is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois at Kent State, Saturday, October 5th
Purdue at Nebraska, Saturday, October 12th