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Point spread favors Hawkeyes in battle with Boilermakers

Iowa HawkeyesPurdue Boilermakers
5-4November 09, 2013, 12:00 | Ross-Ade Stadium1-7

The Boilermakers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Hawkeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium in Week 11 action.

The Hawkeyes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boilermakers are 2-6 ATS. Iowa is 5-3-1 against the total, while Purdue is 3-5 versus the number.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as 14-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

This game matches up the No. 110 (Boilermakers) and the No. 63 (Hawkeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 27--2 result in favor of the Hawkeyes is predicted by handicapping models.

Iowa lost its last outing, a 28-9 result against Wisconsin on November 2. Iowa failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 123-ranked offense (11.5 PPG) against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 17 at 19.22 PPG. The Boilermakers passing attack has averaged 188.25 yards per game, more than the Hawkeyes give up through the air (186.56 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 120.67 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 120 in rushing offense at home.

A few Hawkeyes at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Iowa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Iowa is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games
Iowa is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Iowa is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Iowa at Michigan, Saturday, November 23rd
Purdue at Penn State, Saturday, November 16th