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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction vs Purdue Boilermakers in Week 8 College Football Odds

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will do battle with the visiting Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as 8-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 25-19 result in favor of the Boilermakers early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Rutgers bring a 2-4 record (4-2 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-3 Purdue Boilermakers, who are 5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Rutgers go 3-3 so far and the Boilermakers go 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rutgers vs Purdue injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 131-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the No. 72-rated Purdue Boilermakers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rutgers's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 24 PPG, against a Purdue defense that ranks No. 33 this week at 20.17 PPG. The Rutgers aerial game is averaging 141.33 yards per game, less than the Purdue Boilermakers secondary allows through the air, 221.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Purdue Boilermakers feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 182.5 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Boilermakers were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-9 score against Wisconsin.

In their last game, the Scarlet Knights were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Fighting Illini by a score of 35-24.

Betting Trends
  • Purdue is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Purdue is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Purdue's last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games
  • Rutgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Rutgers is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
  • Rutgers is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue home to Nebraska, Saturday, October 28th
Rutgers at Michigan, Saturday, October 28th