Purdue at Illinois College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 10 point favorites. The Fighting Illini are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0. The Boilermakers are 3-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-2-0.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
09/27/18 QB David Blough None has been named the starter Saturday vs Nebraska
09/27/18 QB Elijah Sindelar Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/23/18 DT Keiwan Jones Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
09/23/18 CB Simeon Smiley Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Nebraska
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
10/06/18 DB Bennett Williams Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Rutgers
10/06/18 DL Lere Oladipo Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Rutgers
10/03/18 QB AJ Bush Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Rutgers
09/30/18 WR Ricky Smalling Foot is questionable Saturday vs Rutgers
09/27/18 DL Jamal Woods Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/11/18 WR Edwin Carter Knee is out for season
09/07/18 QB Cam Thomas Personal has left team
09/03/18 WR Mike Dudek Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers have run for 849 yards as a unit, which ranks 91st in the nation. They've run 161 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 35 times for 345 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 155. They have run 356 plays this year for 2,450 yards, which ranks them 25th in the nation in total offense. The Boilermakers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 84th overall as an offensive unit. David Blough has completed 103 throws while attempting 151 passes for a completion percentage of 68.2%. He has passed for 1,318 yards this year. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.5.
The Boilermakers rush defense has given up 192 attempts for 812 yards this season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. They have had 38 penalties for 350 yards on defense this year. That places them 92nd in Division 1. Purdue is 54th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 132. They have given up a total of 2,236 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Boilermakers are 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses have completed 111 throws on 185 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, ranking them 86th and 81st in the country. The Purdue pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,424 yards in the air, which is 96th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have tried 14 field goals this year and made 10, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Purdue Boilermakers kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 15 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 924 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 60th in the NCAA in punting average. Purdue is 95th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 33 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 297 yards on special teams, which puts them 46th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,780.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Illini are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 146. They have run 357 plays this season for 2,060 yards, which ranks them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The Illinois Fighting Illini average 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Illinois has run for 1,309 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the country. They've run 230 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Illini have been penalized on offense 37 times for 396 yards so far this season, which has them 60th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Bush has thrown for 312 yards this season. He has completed 28 passes on 48 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.8. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 6.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Illinois is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 143. They have surrendered a total of 2,418 yards on D, which is 97th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini are ranked 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 189 attempts against the Illinois defense this season, placing them 97th and 87th in the country. The Illinois Fighting Illini pass defense has also given up a total of 1,447 yards through the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 188 attempts for 971 yards this year, putting them in 80th place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Illini have committed 43 penalties for 396 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Illinois is ranked 84th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 87 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 122 yards on special teams, ranking 114th in kick return yardage. The Illinois Fighting Illini average 12 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,269. The Fighting Illini have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 15th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Illinois kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,263 yards on 28 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +10
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