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Purdue vs Illinois Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 11 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Purdue vs. Illinois prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Purdue vs Illinois Week 11 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Purdue Boilermakers (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 16 Illinois Fighting Illini (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium — Champaign, IL
Coverage: ESPN2

Week 11 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten showdown between the Purdue Boilermakers and No. 16 Illinois Fighting Illini. After a solid winning streak, Purdue has now dropped back-to-back games. The Boilermakers need to rebound after their last forgettable outing, which saw them lose, 24-3, to Iowa over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Illinois had its six-game winning streak snapped by a 23-15 loss to Michigan State on Saturday. The Fighting Illini only scored eight points after the final three quarters in the loss, indicating that they must put together more complete efforts to remain a top-25 program.

Purdue vs Illinois Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PUR: (+215) | ILL: (-265)
Spread: PUR: +6.5 (+100) | ILL: -6.5 (-122)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Illinois enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the spread and moneyline. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 45.5, which is low compared to this week's projected totals.

Purdue vs Illinois Prediction & Pick

Purdue's offense was nowhere to be found in its loss to Iowa. The Boilermakers generated only 168 passing and 87 rushing yards, adding up to an abysmal 3.9 yards per play. Expect Purdue to have issues moving the ball against this week due to Illinois allowing the second-fewest total yards per game (246.9) in the nation.

If that wasn't demoralizing for Purdue fans enough, Illinois averages an NCAAF-best 11.8 points against per game. That isn't exactly great news for the Boilers, who've averaged 13.5 PPG over their last two games.

Illinois is a top-25 school for a reason and has the talent to bounce back. Considering how the Fighting Illini have also beaten the two schools (Iowa and Wisconsin) that have handed Purdue back-to-back losses, it's safe to say that this matchup is Illinois' to lose.

Final Score Prediction: Illinois: 28 | Purdue: 13

Purdue vs Illinois Betting Trends

- Purdue is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- Illinois is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against the Big Ten.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Purdue's last 10 games against Illinois.
- The total has hit the under in six of Illinois' last eight games.

Purdue vs Illinois Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Neither team here is an offensive powerhouse, so don't expect a lot of points. Illinois' defense will shut Purdue down for the most part before the former uses its world-class rushing attack to run out the clock. Throw in the fact that the total has hit the under in each of the last Purdue-Illinois matchups and it's easy to like a lower-scoring game this week.

Bet: Under 45.5 (-110)

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