The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Purdue Boilermakers will do battle on the grass at Ross-Ade Stadium. The afternoon matchup is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET and Big Ten Network has the TV rights.
Betting Preview: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles
In this Saturday game, Purdue has been projected as the big favorite and the team’s currently giving up 15 points. The Eagles are also receiving +550 moneyline odds while the Boilermakers are -840. There will likely be some decent live betting opportunities for this match.
The opening line was originally set at -14 and the early action has swayed to the Boilermakers,
The Eagles have gained 0.0 units so far and are 1-0 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 0-0.
The Boilermakers are down 1.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 0-1 ATS and own an O/U record of 1-0.
The Eagles are 1-0 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Boilermakers are 0-1 SU.
The Eagles are hoping to stay undefeated following a 51-17 win over Monmouth last week. The passing attack was on point as the Eagles completed 22-of-27 passes for 302 yards and five touchdowns. Tyler Wiegers went 18-for-21 for 238 yards and two touchdowns while Mike Glass III completed three-of-five for 30 yards and two touchdowns. Ian Eriksen (44 yards on 12 rushes) and Shaq Vann (46 yards on 12 carries) led the running attack in the win while Blake Banham (eight receptions, 103 yards, one TD) and Line Latu (four catches, 62 yards, one TD) manned the receiving duties.
One week ago, Northwestern got the win against this Purdue crew by a score of 31-27. The Boilermakers defense let the Wildcats eat up the clock by running for 166 yards on 42 rush attempts, including four rush TDs. Jeremy Larkin shredded the defense, recording 143 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 26 attempts for Northwestern. As a group, the Boilermakers collectively completed 30-of-46 passes for 270 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Elijah Sindelar went 18-for-30 for 196 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions while David Blough was 12-of-16 for 74 yards. D.J. Knox (77 yards on 7 rush attempts, one TD) mounted the ground game in the defeat while Rondale Moore (11 receptions, 109 yards, one TD) and Jared Sparks (six catches, 76 yards) led the receiving attack.
It appears that the Boilermakers may have an edge in terms of efficiency in the ground game, as their running backs logged 4.4 yards per carry last season while their defense allowed a YPC of 3.5 to opponents. The Eagles tallied 3.7 yards per carry last year while allowing 4.3 YPC to opponents..
Eastern Michigan Eagles at Purdue Boilermakers NCAA Pick
SU Winner: Purdue, ATS Winner: Purdue
- The Eastern Michigan D has sacked opposing quarterbacks 3 times this season. Purdue has recorded zero sacks.
- Both teams have yet to lose a fumble this year,
- Eastern Michigan converted 21 passing touchdowns last season.
- Purdue recorded 27 passing touchdowns last season.
- Eastern Michigan created 14 rushing touchdowns last season.
- Purdue put up 12 rushing touchdowns last season.
- The Eastern Michigan offensive line allowed 17 sacks last season. Their defense created 28 sacks.
- Purdue offensive line allowed 33 sacks last year. Their defense forced 29 sacks.