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Purdue Boilermakers Face the Illinois Fighting Illini: Week 6 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Memorial Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Purdue Boilermakers in Week 6 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois Fighting Illini were sitting as -9-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 28-17 result in favor of the Fighting Illini. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Illinois battles the Purdue Boilermakers, currently with a 2-2 mark (1-2-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 1-3 for the Fighting Illini and 3-1 for the Purdue Boilermakers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Illinois vs Purdue injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Illinois Fighting Illini at No. 99 and the Purdue Boilermakers at No. 111 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Illinois's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 25.25 PPG, against a Purdue defense that ranks No. 94 this week at 31.5 PPG. The Illinois aerial game is averaging 203.25 yards per game, more than the Purdue Boilermakers secondary allows through the air, 188.25 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Purdue Boilermakers own the league's No. 125-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 400 yards per game when on the road. Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Purdue was hammered in its last outing, as Maryland ran up a 50-7 score against them at Maryland Stadium.

In their last game, the Fighting Illini were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-16 score against Nebraska.

Betting Trends
  • Purdue is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games
  • Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games
  • Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue home to Iowa, Saturday, October 15th
Illinois at Rutgers, Saturday, October 15th