Free Week 10 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs Boilermakers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 10
(2-6) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers (3-5)
Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Purdue -14
NCAA Betting Total: 48
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The Illinois Fighting Illini make a visit to West Lafayette, Indiana to face conference foe, Purdue Boilermakers. The Fighting Illini are 0-5 in BIG 10 play and Purdue is 1-4 against conference opponents this season.
The last time Illinois and Purdue took the field together, was last season. The Boilermakers won on the road against the Fighting Illini, 34-31 in overtime. Illinois will have their hands full in this game.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois is off to another disappointing season. Head Coach Lovie Smith was believed to be the programs savior, but has failed to live up to the hype. Smith is 5-15 in his first two years at Illinois. A .250 win percentage won’t get it done. Not even at Illinois.
The Fighting Illini have lost six games in a row. Five of those games coming against BIG 10 opponents. Illinois only wins this year came against non conference teams, Ball State and Western Kentucky.
The Illinois defense has been bad this season. The unit is allowing close to 400 yards and allowing 29 points per game this season. Doesn’t say much again for Lovie Smith, who is known for being a solid defensive coach much of his career.
Purdue is three games away from getting a bowl bid. If the Boilermakers want to get their bid, they must beat teams that are inferior to them. Purdue has lost three in a row.
Their most recent losses coming against Nebraska, 25-24, Rutgers, 14-12 and Wisconsin, 17-9. The Rutgers loss was one they would like to have back. Purdue’s only Conference win came against Minnesota a month ago, 31-17.
Purdue needs to win this game, and needs to win out to receive a bowl bid. Look for the Boilermakers to be better this week on defense. The Boilermakers are allowing 382 yards per game defensively this year.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ILL are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- ILL are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Under is 24-10 in ILL last 34 games on grass.
- Over is 12-4 in PUR last 16 home games.
- Over is 12-4 in PUR last 16 games on grass.
- PUR are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games on grass.
Free Week 10 NCAA Football Pick
Illinois and Purdue are both struggling teams at the bottom of the Big 10 this year. Illinois has no go to play-maker offensively and the same goes for Purdue. This one could be a coin toss or blowout in West Lafayette.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Illinois +14.
The Fighting Illini are not the same team as last year, and could arguably be worse. Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. has four passing touchdowns and seven interceptions on the year. Not exactly the blueprint for success.
Purdue quarterback, David Blough has been solid all year for the Boilermakers. He has passed for 909 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions this season. Take the Boilermakers for the win, but not to cover.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: Illinois 10 – Purdue 27
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