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Nittany Lions vs Boilermakers Betting Matchup Report

Purdue BoilermakersPenn State Nittany Lions
1-8November 16, 2013, 12:00 | Beaver Stadium5-4

The visiting Boilermakers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Beaver Stadium against the Nittany Lions.

The Nittany Lions sit at 5-4 (3-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Boilermakers are currently 1-8 (2-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Penn State is 5-4 OU, and Purdue is 4-5 OU.

View Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Nittany Lions pegged as -20.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nittany Lions rated this week at No. 67 and the Boilermakers sitting at No. 109. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 24-0 result in favor of the Nittany Lions this week.

Zach Zwinak ran through the Minnesota defense for 150 yards in Penn State's last game, but the Nittany Lions still lost a 24-10 decision at TCF Bank Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 75-ranked offense (27.56 PPG) against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 111 at 37.22 PPG. The Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged 260.22 yards per game, more than the Boilermakers give up through the air (214.89 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Boilermakers own the league's No. 117-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 263.67 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 39 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Boilermakers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Purdue is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Penn State's last 17 games
Penn State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Purdue at Illinois, Saturday, November 23rd
Penn State at Nebraska, Saturday, November 23rd