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    Chase Brown and the Illinois Fighting Illini (7-2) will host Charlie Jones and the Purdue Boilermakers (5-4) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, in a battle featuring a pair of the biggest stars in college football.

    The Boilermakers are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), versus the Fighting Illini (with an over/under of 45 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Illinois vs. Purdue

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Champaign, Illinois
    • Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
    Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Fighting Illini -6.5 -114 -108 45 -113 -108 -251 +200

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Purdue is 3-6-0 against the spread this season.
    • Purdue is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs.
    • Six of Purdue’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Illinois Stats & Insights

    • On defense, Illinois has been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best by surrendering only 232.2 yards per game. The offense ranks 53rd (413.4 yards per game).
    • Illinois owns the 91st-ranked offense this year (24.8 points per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking best with just 10.4 points allowed per game.
    • Illinois sports the 87th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (220.2 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with just 152.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Illinois owns the 31st-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (193.2 per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking third-best with only 79.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Illinois ranks 78th in third-down percentage this season (38.6%), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking third-best in the FBS with a 26.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Illinois owns the ninth-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 21 turnovers (fourth in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (67th in the FBS).

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Tommy DeVito has compiled 1,879 yards (208.8 ypg) on 182-of-254 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
    • Brown has carried the ball 257 times for a team-high 1,344 yards on the ground and has found the end zone five times as a runner. He’s also tacked on 20 catches for 141 yards (15.7 per game) and three touchdowns via the pass.
    • This season, Reggie Love III has carried the ball 42 times for 185 yards (20.6 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Williams’ team-high 537 yards as a receiver have come on 61 receptions (out of 75 targets) with five touchdowns.
    • Pat Bryant has grabbed 27 passes while averaging 43.6 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Brian Hightower’s 29 receptions have yielded 339 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton, who paces the team in sacks and tackles, has amassed 5.0 sacks, 9.0 TFL and 40 tackles.
    • Sydney Brown has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 34 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.

    Purdue Betting Insights

    • Purdue has a 3-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Purdue is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Purdue games have gone over the point total in six out of nine opportunities (66.7%).

    Purdue Stats & Insights

    • With 423.6 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Purdue ranks 43rd in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 42nd, giving up 355.6 total yards per game.
    • Purdue ranks 65th in the FBS with 29.4 points per game on offense, and it ranks 64th with 25.3 points surrendered per contest on defense.
    • Purdue’s pass defense ranks 79th in the FBS with 237.1 passing yards allowed per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 15th-best by putting up 297.0 passing yards per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, Purdue ranks 97th in the FBS on offense (126.6 rushing yards per game) and 27th defensively (118.4 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Purdue’s third-down defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with a 30.2% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is putting up a 40.1% third-down rate, which ranks 61st.
    • After forcing 13 turnovers (53rd in the FBS) and turning the ball over 17 times (110th in the FBS) this season, Purdue has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -4.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Aidan O’Connell leads Purdue with 2,429 yards on 228-of-356 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions this season.
    • Devin Mockobee has rushed 118 times for 626 yards, with six touchdowns.
    • Dylan Downing has run for 284 yards across 67 carries, scoring four touchdowns.
    • Jones has hauled in 944 receiving yards on 83 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring nine touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Payne Durham has 41 receptions (on 58 targets) for a total of 411 yards (45.7 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • TJ Sheffield has racked up 275 reciving yards (30.6 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Jack Sullivan paces the team with 4.0 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Jalen Graham, Purdue’s leading tackler, has 24 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Cam Allen has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 22 tackles and three passes defended.

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