Purdue vs. Illinois
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Ross-Ade Stadium)
PURDUE -8 Total 58.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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.
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.
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.