Purdue vs. Illinois - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Purdue vs. Illinois

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Ross-Ade Stadium)

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The Illinois Fighting Illini are on the road this week, they travel to West Lafayette, IN to face the Purdue Boilermakers.  Illinois enters this road conference game with a lot of confidence after their upset win of highly ranked Wisconsin.  Illinois is 3-4 on the season and 1-3 in Big Ten play.  Purdue is 2-5 thus far and 1-3 in Big Ten play. Purdue is coming off a 26-20 road loss at nationally ranked Iowa. 

Illinois shocked everybody with a last second field goal by James McCourt.  His 39 yard field goal lifted Illinois to a 24-23 win over Wisconsin who at the time was ranked 6th.  Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters was 9 of 21 passing for 174 yds and 2 touchdowns.  Reggie Corbin had 83 yds rushing and a score in the upset win. Illinois was able to stay in the game due to the defense forcing 3 Wisconsin turnovers. 

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Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer completed 30/50 pass attempts for 327 yds, while throwing 2 TD's and 1 INT. David Bell had 13 receptions for 197 yds and 1 touchdown in the game.  The Boilermakers were only able to gain 33 yds rushing on 18 attempts. The Boilermakers had 2 turnovers in the game. J.D. Dellinger was 2/2 on field goals with a long of 36 yds. 

Betting Trends:

Illinois is 2-5  ATS as a away team since 2018.

Illinois is 3-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

The under is 4-3 in Illinois games this season.

Purdue is 5-1 ATS as a home favorite since 2018.

Purdue is 3-1 ATS as a home team this season.

The over is 3-0 when Purdue is the favorite this season.

Illinois enters this game riding high with a lot of confidence.  Some may think after Illinois upset win over Wisconsin that they will overlook Purdue.  Lovie Smith has been a coach for awhile at all levels and he will have this team ready to go.  With a win Illinois could get back to 500 for the season.  While I think Illinois has a chance to snag a road win here, I am going to take the points. Final score prediction,  Purdue wins but Illinois covers 24-21.  

 

  

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