Purdue at Illinois Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 9/30/2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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The Purdue Boilermakers (2-3) will attempt to even up their record on Saturday afternoon when they face the solid passing attack of the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-2). Illinois won this matchup by the score of 20-16 on the road last season.
Purdue had their worst offensive game of the season last Saturday against Iowa and ended up losing 24-10. They could only muster 156 total yards in that loss, which included just 72 yards through the air.
The Boilermakers have only been able to pass for 177.8 yards per game this season and are only averaging 23.8 points per game. Wide receiver Danny Anthrop has caught 18 passes this year for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Raheem Mostert has rushed for 293 yards with one touchdown for Purdue.
Illinois found themselves down by 17 points at halftime in their game against Nebraska last weekend and ended up losing 45-14. They gave up 624 yards to the Cornhuskers in that game and their offense was only able to rush for 78 yards.
The Fighting Illini defense has given up 35 points per game while their offense is putting up just 29 points per game. Sophomore quarterback Wes Lunt has passed for 1,237 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. Lunt's top receiver has been Geronimo Allison, who has 21 catches for 418 yards and three scores.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Purdue Boilermakers are 2-2-0 against the Over/Under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-4-0 Against the Spread
Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/29/14 C Robert Kugler Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
09/28/14 LB Joe Gilliam Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
Illinois Fighting Illini
09/28/14 WR Dionte Taylor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/28/14 OL Scott McDowell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/28/14 DT Teko Powell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/28/14 QB Wes Lunt Knee "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/13/14 OL Jake Angona Undisclosed out for season
09/13/14 LB Sean White Undisclosed out for season
08/08/14 LB Mike Svetina Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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