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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview 11/17/2012

 
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The Purdue Boilermakers and the Illinois Fighting Illini will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Memorial Stadium.
Oddsmakers currently have the Boilermakers listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game's total is sitting at 50.
Last time out for Purdue, they were a 27-24 winner as they battled Iowa on the road. Purdue covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Illinois was a 17-3 loser in its last match at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 20 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Illinois has lost 7 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Purdue: 4-6 SU, 5-5 ATS
Illinois: 2-8 SU, 2-8 ATS
PURDUE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

ILLINOIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 0-10


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 9 games when playing Illinois
Purdue is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois's last 9 games when playing Purdue
Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Purdue

NEXT UP:
Purdue home to Indiana, Saturday, November 24
Illinois at Northwestern, Saturday, November 24