Ohio State vs. Purdue Prediction
Is No. 2 Ohio State set to go on the road and pick up a comfortable win over Purdue when the two teams meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:30PM ET – Ross-Ade Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -12.5 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 68.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on Ohio State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Purdue heating up
Purdue is coming off a 46-7 win at Illinois for its third straight victory. The Boilermakers have won three straight to get to 3-3 on the year. They are also 2-1 in the Big Ten, 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total. The Boilers have covered the spread in four straight games.
The Boilermakers are putting up a lot on offense this year, averaging 33.5 points and 510.2 yards per game. David Blough has thrown for 1,695 yards and 10 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Rondale Moore has caught 45 passes for 558 yards and five touchdowns while D.J. Knox has rushed for 540 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is giving up 23.2 points and 414.3 yards per game.
Ohio State wins again
Ohio State is off to a 7-0 start to the season following a 30-14 win over Minnesota at home last week. The Buckeyes are 4-0 in the Big Ten, 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 with the under. They have failed to cover the spread in three straight.
The Buckeyes are rolling on both sides of the ball. They are averaging 46.3 points and 556.9 yards per game on offense, including 370 passing yards per game. Dwayne Haskins has thrown for 2,331 yards and 28 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Parris Campbell has caught 43 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns while J.K. Dobbins is the leading rusher with 497 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing just 19.1 points and 369.6 yards per game.
College Football Betting Trends
Purdue has covered the spread in four straight following a win, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Ohio State is just 2-5 against the spread in its last seven conference games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a failed cover.
Ohio State hasn’t been pulling away from opponents very well recently, which is why I think the spread is as small as it is for an Ohio State vs. Purdue matchup. The Boilermakers are on a win streak, but its against Boston College and two of the worst teams in the Big Ten. Ohio State is going to be a huge step up in competition. The Buckeyes have too much offensive talent for Purdue to contend with. I like Ohio State to slowly pull away late.
College Football Prediction: Ohio State -12.5