Illinois at Purdue College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Illinois Fighting Illini travel to Ross-Ade Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 13.5 point favorites. The Fighting Illini have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-3-0 against the spread
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
10/29/17 QB Cam Thomas Ankle left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/29/17 WR Carmoni Green Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/29/17 WR Mike Dudek Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/29/17 TE Nathan Echard Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/29/17 DB Ra'Von Bonner Head is "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/18/17 DB Tony Adams Shoulder is out for season
10/18/17 LB Tre Watson Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 RB Mike Epstein Foot out for season
08/23/17 LB Jake Hansen Knee out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
10/29/17 TE Cole Herdman Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/29/17 LB T.J. McCollum Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/29/17 RB Tario Fuller Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/23/17 OL Grant Hermanns Knee is out indefinitely
10/15/17 S Tim Cason Eligibility is out indefinitely
10/13/17 DT Keiwan Jones Knee out for season
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 140. They have run 501 plays this season for 2,477 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Fighting Illini average 4.9 yards per play, which is 114th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 134 1st downs this year, placing them 118th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Illinois has run for 965 yards as a team, which ranks 113th in the country. They've run 260 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Illini have been penalized on offense 55 times for 515 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the nation in penalties. Jeff George Jr. has thrown for 1,001 yards this season. He has completed 79 passes on 148 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 109.7. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Illinois is 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 231. They have surrendered a total of 3,172 yards on D, which is 71st in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are ranked 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 122 passes on 213 attempts against the Illinois Fighting Illini defense this season, placing them 19th and 20th in the country. The Illinois pass defense has also given up a total of 1,526 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 354 attempts for 1,646 yards this year, putting them in 106th place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Illini have committed 52 penalties for 490 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 86th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Illinois is ranked 103rd in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 69 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 47th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, ranking 105th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Illini average 20 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,900. The Illinois Fighting Illini have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 11, which is 39th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Illinois Fighting Illini kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,707 yards on 41 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 73rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers have run for 1,225 yards as a team, which ranks 78th in the nation. They've run 269 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 52 times for 445 yards so far this year, which has them 56th in the country in penalties. They are 97th in Division 1 in points scored with 193. They have run 550 plays this year for 3,065 yards, which ranks them 63rd in the nation in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 70th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 166 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. David Blough has completed 86 throws while attempting 133 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7%. He has passed for 909 yards this year. He averages 6.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 138.4.
The Purdue Boilermakers rush defense has given up 300 attempts for 1,224 yards this season, putting them in 54th place in the country against the run. They have had 58 penalties for 485 yards on defense this year. That places them 85th in Division 1. Purdue is 29th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 160. They have given up a total of 3,073 yards on D, which is 60th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 145 throws on 245 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 60th and 55th in the country. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,849 yards in the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have tried 16 field goals this year and made 11, which is 43rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Purdue kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,798 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 70th in the NCAA in punting average. Purdue is 28th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 119th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 388 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,503.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Illini/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +13.5
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