Ohio State vs. Purdue Odds
Ohio State is 8-0 overall, 4-0 in the Big Ten, 2-0 on the road and 5-2-1 against the spread. Purdue is 1-6 overall, 0-3 in the Big Ten, 1-3 at home and 2-5 against the spread. The home team has won five straight in this series.
Trends show that the Buckeyes are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 against the Boilermakers and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 trips to Purdue. These two have hit the under in 7 of their last 9 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Ohio State is the clear favorite on the road, as the Buckeyes have odds of -31 points at Purdue on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 58 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Ohio State favored by 31. The spread dropped to 30.5 and rose to 31.5 before moving back to 31. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 58.
Ohio State is coming off a 63-14 win over Penn State at home. The Buckeyes looked impressive in the win and are now averaging 47.3 points per game offensively while giving up just 19.1 points per game on defense. Braxton Miller is leading the Ohio State offense with 1,083 passing yards and 11 touchdowns while Carlos Hyde and Jordan Hall have combined for 1,009 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.
Purdue is coming off a 14-0 loss at Michigan State two weeks ago. It was the fourth time this season that the Boilermakers have been held to 14 points or less in a game. Purdue is now averaging just 13.1 points per game, which ranks 122nd in the nation. Defensively, the Boilermakers are giving up 34.4 points per game. Quarterback Danny Etling has only played in a few games, but has 585 passing yards and three touchdowns. DeAngelo Yancey is leading the offense with 15 receptions for 327 yards and a touchdown.
In terms of Injuries, Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis (undisclosed) and tight end Marcus Baugh (suspension) are both questionable for the game. Purdue kicker Sam McCartney (hip) is also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Ohio State, as the Buckeyes are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of -31 points at Purdue on Saturday.