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Purdue Boilermakers Open as Week 9 Betting Underdogs vs Nittany Lions

The Purdue Boilermakers will do battle with the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Penn State Nittany Lions listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 32-18 win for the Nittany Lions on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Penn State Nittany Lions have seen them go 5-2 and 3-3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Purdue Boilermakers are at 3-4 and 3-3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 5-2, while the Nittany Lions are 5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Purdue vs Penn State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purdue Boilermakers rated this week at No. 107 and the Penn State Nittany Lions sitting at No. 91.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Purdue's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 25.57 PPG, against a Penn State defense that ranks No. 65 this week at 27.43 PPG. The Purdue aerial game is averaging 306 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 183 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Penn State Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 126-rated road run defense, allowing 333.5 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 106 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Nittany Lions were Week 8 winners, coming out on top of the Buckeyes by a score of 24-21.

David Blough handled the Cornhuskers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 309 yards, but Purdue still lost to Nebraska 27-14.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Penn State's last 11 games
  • Penn State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Purdue is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Purdue's last 9 games
  • Purdue is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Purdue is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Iowa, Saturday, November 5th
Purdue at Minnesota, Saturday, November 5th