|2012 Big Ten College Football Week 8 Odds: Purdue vs. Ohio State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 06:30|
Purdue vs. Ohio State Odds
Ohio State is 7-0 overall, 3-0 in the Big Ten and 5-0 at home. Purdue is 3-3 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten and 0-1 on the road. The Buckeyes are 3-4 against the spread this year while the Boilermakers are 3-3 ATS. Purdue has won two of its last three against Ohio State and covered in three of the last four against the Buckeyes.
Trends show that Purdue is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 meetings with Ohio State. The home team has covered the spread in 8 of the last 11 games of this series. These two have also hit the under in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Ohio State is favored to win this game, as the Buckeyes have odds of -18.5 points at home against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 62 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game has Ohio State as a 17-point favorite. The spread never was lower than that before peaking at 18.5 points.
Ohio State is coming off a close 52-49 win at Indiana last week. It was the most points the Buckeyes had allowed all season. Ohio State has allowed just 24.6 points per game defensively this season while scoring 40.4 points per game on offense. Ohio State has relied on its run game, which ranks eighth in the nation at 263.6 yards per game. Quarterback Braxton Miller has thrown for 1,271 yards and 11 TDs while rushing for 912 yards and nine scores to lead the Buckeyes.
Purdue has lost two straight following a 38-14 loss to Wisconsin at home. The Boilermakers have played in just one road game this year, losing 20-17 at Notre Dame. Purdue has amassed just 27 points in its last two games combined. On the year, Purdue is averaging 32.8 points per game on offense while allowing 27.5 points per game on defense. The team is led by receiver Antavian Edison, who has caught 31 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford has been dismissed from the team. Ohio State linebacker Etienne Sabino is out with a fibula injury while defensive end Nathan Williams is probable with a head injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Ohio State. The Buckeyes are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of -18.5 points at home against Purdue.