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    At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Purdue Boilermakers (1-3) are at home against the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-2).

    The Fighting Illini are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+1), against the Boilermakers (with an over/under of 54 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 -107 -113 54 -110 -110 -111 -109

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • Purdue is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Purdue is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • Two of Purdue’s four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Purdue Stats & Insights

    • Purdue ranks 64th in total offense (397.3 yards per game) and 100th in total defense (404 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • With 32.3 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS, Purdue has had to rely on their 90th-ranked offense (24 points per contest) to keep them in games.
    • Purdue is compiling 256.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 49th in the FBS. The defense ranks 103rd, giving up 255.8 passing yards per game.
    • Purdue is compiling 140.5 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 84th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 89th, allowing 148.3 rushing yards per game.
    • In addition to a 54.2% third-down conversion rate allowed on defense, which ranks fifth-worst in the FBS, Purdue has posted the 65th-ranked third-down percentage (41.1%) on offense.
    • With five forced turnovers (76th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (82nd in the FBS), Purdue’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 96th in college football.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Hudson Card has 1,027 yards passing for Purdue, completing 62.8% of his passes and throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 95 rushing yards (23.8 ypg) on 39 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Devin Mockobee has 212 rushing yards on 53 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Tyrone Tracy Jr. has carried the ball 25 times for 176 yards (44 per game) and four touchdowns.
    • Deion Burks has hauled in 15 catches for 294 yards (73.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has put together a 280-yard season so far, hauling in 22 passes on 32 targets.
    • TJ Sheffield’s 16 grabs have turned into 170 yards.
    • Kydran Jenkins has three sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Purdue’s tackle leader, Dillon Thieneman, has 35 tackles and two interceptions this year.
    • Cam Allen leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 13 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois has compiled a 0-4-0 record against the spread this year.
    • Illinois is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or greater this year.
    • One of Illinois’ four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Illinois Pick Insights

    • Illinois ranks 70th in total yards per game (394.8), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 422.8 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Illinois is generating 22.3 points per game on offense this season (97th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 27.3 points per game (87th-ranked) on defense.
    • With 252 passing yards per game on offense, Illinois ranks 52nd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 96th, surrendering 245.5 passing yards per game.
    • Illinois’ defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, ceding 177.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 82nd with 142.8 rushing yards per contest.
    • Illinois has been struggling on third down, ranking 23rd-worst with a 46% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, posting a 40.4% third-down rate (72nd-ranked).
    • Illinois has struggled in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -6 is ninth-worst in the FBS.

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Luke Altmyer has thrown for 879 yards (219.8 ypg) to lead Illinois, completing 65.3% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 146 yards (36.5 ypg) on 34 carries with three touchdowns.
    • Reggie Love III has rushed for 243 yards on 44 carries so far this year while scoring one time on the ground.
    • Isaiah Williams’ 333 receiving yards (83.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 24 catches on 40 targets.
    • Pat Bryant has racked up 120 receiving yards (30 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 13 receptions.
    • Griffin Moore’s six grabs (on eight targets) have netted him 107 yards (26.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton has two sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Xavier Scott, Illinois’ leading tackler, has 26 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Nicario Harper leads the team with one interception, while also putting up five tackles and one pass defended.

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