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Boilermakers vs Buckeyes Betting Preview

Ohio State BuckeyesPurdue Boilermakers
Nov 12, 12:00 PM | Grass of Ross-Ade Stadium

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds


Week 11 action on Saturday will see the Purdue Boilermakers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Ohio State Buckeyes visit Ross-Ade Stadium.

They will face the 6-3 Buckeyes, who own a 5-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 4-3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Buckeyes are 4-5 favoring the OVER.

View Ohio State vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Boilermakers here saw them open as 8.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. The total was 46 over at TopBet, which was still offering its huge 50% signup bonus for new players.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Boilermakers, currently No. 87 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Buckeyes, who rate No. 42 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 31-23 victory for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 75-ranked offense (25.9 PPG) against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 14 at 18.1 PPG. The Boilermakers passing attack has averaged 192.2 yards per game, less than the Buckeyes give up through the air (193.9 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Buckeyes own the league's No. 87-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 196 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 29 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Ohio State was a 34-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against Indiana. They failed to cover the 27.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors.

Purdue lost its last outing, a 62-17 result against Wisconsin on November 5. Purdue failed to cover in that game as a 27-point underdog, while the 79 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Buckeyes at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games when playing Purdue
Ohio State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Ohio State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ohio State's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Purdue's last 7 games when playing Ohio State
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games at home
Purdue is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Ohio State home to Penn State, Saturday, November 19
Purdue home to Iowa, Saturday, November 19