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    The Illinois Fighting Illini (2-2) are in action on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Ross-Ade Stadium versus the Purdue Boilermakers (1-3).

    The Boilermakers are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1), versus the Fighting Illini. The over/under for this game is 53.5 points.

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    Game Info for Purdue vs. Illinois

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Peacock
    • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
    • Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium
    Purdue vs Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Purdue -1 -110 -110 53.5 -109 -111 -116 -104

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • Purdue has covered the spread once in four games this season.
    • Purdue is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 1-point favorites.
    • Purdue has hit the over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Purdue Stats & Insights

    • Purdue is totaling 397.3 yards per game offensively this season (64th in the FBS), and are giving up 404 yards per game (100th) on defense.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks 25th-worst in the FBS (32.3 points allowed per game), Purdue has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 89th in the FBS by totaling 24 points per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Purdue ranks 50th in the FBS with 256.8 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 103rd in passing yards allowed per contest (255.8).
    • Purdue is averaging 140.5 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 84th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 90th, allowing 148.3 rushing yards per game.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks sixth-worst in the FBS (54.2% third-down percentage), Purdue has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 67th in the FBS by posting a 41.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • Purdue has forced five total turnovers (74th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over seven times (88th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 96th-ranked in college football.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Hudson Card has compiled 1,027 yards (256.8 ypg) on 93-of-148 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 95 rushing yards (23.8 ypg) on 39 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Devin Mockobee has racked up 212 yards on 53 carries while finding the end zone two times.
    • Tyrone Tracy Jr. has racked up 176 yards on 25 carries, scoring four times.
    • Deion Burks’ team-high 294 yards as a receiver have come on 15 catches (out of 35 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has hauled in 22 receptions totaling 280 yards so far this campaign.
    • TJ Sheffield has racked up 16 receptions for 170 yards, an average of 42.5 yards per game.
    • O.C. Brothers paces the team with three sacks, and also has five TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Dillon Thieneman is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 35 tackles and two interceptions.
    • Cam Allen leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 13 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois is winless against the spread so far this season in four games with a set total.
    • Illinois is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 1-point underdogs.
    • One of Illinois’ four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Illinois Pick Insights

    • Illinois has been struggling on defense, ranking 20th-worst with 422.8 total yards surrendered per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, regstering 394.8 total yards per contest (70th-ranked).
    • Illinois is accumulating 22.3 points per game on offense this season (97th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 27.3 points per contest (87th-ranked) on defense.
    • With 252 passing yards per game on offense, Illinois ranks 52nd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 96th, giving up 245.5 passing yards per contest.
    • Illinois has been struggling to stop the run, ranking 24th-worst with 177.3 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective offensively, putting up 142.8 rushing yards per contest (82nd-ranked).
    • Illinois ranks 72nd in the FBS with a 40.4% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 108th with a 46% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Illinois has forced four turnovers this season and have turned it over 10 times, leading to a -6 turnover margin that is eighth-worst in the FBS.

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Luke Altmyer has been a dual threat for Illinois this season. He has 879 passing yards (219.8 per game) while completing 65.3% of his passes. He’s thrown four touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 146 yards (36.5 ypg) on 34 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Reggie Love III has run the ball 44 times for 243 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Williams paces his squad with 333 receiving yards on 24 catches.
    • Pat Bryant has 13 receptions (on 22 targets) for a total of 120 yards (30 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Griffin Moore has racked up 107 reciving yards (26.8 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton has two sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Xavier Scott is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s amassed 26 tackles and one interception.
    • Miles Scott has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has 23 tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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