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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Purdue Boilermakers Underdogs vs Hawkeyes at Purdue

Purdue looks to cover the Boilermakers-Hawkeyes point spread this week and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host Iowa in Week 7 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Purdue Boilermakers here saw them at Bovada as 13-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33.8-15.6 result in favor of the Hawkeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers sport a record of 3-2 and 2-2-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 4-2 and 2-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 4-1 for the Boilermakers and 2-4 for the Hawkeyes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Purdue vs Iowa injuries news.

The game pits the Purdue Boilermakers, currently No. 106 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Iowa Hawkeyes, who rate No. 38 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Purdue's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 26 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 16.5 PPG. The Purdue aerial game is averaging 275 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 179.17 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Iowa Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 147.5 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 83 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Iowa got a 107-yard performance from Akrum Wadley as a key part of its 14-7 win over Minnesota.

Last time we saw the Fighting Illini, they had no answer for Brian Lankford-Johnson as the Boilermakers rolled to a 34-31 victory at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Iowa is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Purdue is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Purdue is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 7 games
  • Purdue is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Wisconsin, Saturday, October 22nd
Purdue at Nebraska, Saturday, October 22nd