Purdue vs Indiana Picks & Predictions (NCAAF - 12.18.2020)

Purdue vs Indiana Picks & Predictions (NCAAF - 12.18.2020)

The Purdue Boilermakers will battle the No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers in this Big Ten West vs Big Ten East Division showdown. The Boilermakers have lost four games in a row and they will try to end their season on a high note. The Hoosiers have won two games in a row and they will look to continue to play solid defense. Who will win this game? Read our Purdue vs Indiana picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Purdue vs Indiana?

Date: Friday, Dec. 18

Location: Memorial Stadium – Bloomington, Indiana

Time: 8:30 PM EST

Coverage: BTN

Boilermakers vs Hoosiers Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: PUR: (+335) I INDY: (-375)

Spread: PUR: +11 (-107) I INDY: -10.5 (-109)

Total: Over: 54.5 (-109) I Under: 55 (-110)

Betting Preview

Purdue is fifth in the Big Ten West Division, 2-4 overall, and 1-5 ATS. The Boilermakers have a decent offense and they rank 17th in passing yards. They score around 27 points per game. The defense is average and they struggle to contain the passing game. They give up around 30 points per game. Purdue has been in every game this season and they have only lost by double digits one time. 

Two weeks ago, the Boilermakers lost to Nebraska 37-27. Purdue fell behind early and couldn’t recover from it. Quarterback Jack Plummer went 33 of 47, for 334 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Too many penalties, negative rushing yards, and no third down efficiency, led to this loss.

Indiana is second in the Big Ten East Division, 6-1 overall, and 7-0 ATS. The Hoosiers have an above average offense, but they do struggle in rushing yards. They score around 30 points per game. The defense is above average in a lot of key areas and they are 22nd in total score. They give up around 19 points per game. 

This team almost took down No. 4 Ohio State and in their last two games, the defense has been lights out. Two weeks ago, the Hoosiers beat Wisconsin 14-6. It was a defensive battle and Indiana won the touchdown vs field goal matchup. Quarterback Jack Tuttle went 13 of 22, for 130 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The Hoosiers did just enough with their drives and they were able to hold down some good Wisconsin drives.

Head to Head

This will be the 123rd all-time meeting between the Boilermakers and the Hoosiers. Purdue leads the series with a 74-42-6 record. In their last ten games, Indy is 6-4 and Purdue is 5-3-2 ATS. The over/under is 6-3-1. The Boilermakers score around 33 points and the Hoosiers are at 34. Indiana has the edge in rushing and total yards. Purdue is good with passing yards and completion percentage. The last four meetings have been very close.

Our Purdue vs Indiana Picks & Predictions

This will be an interesting game because Purdue has been able to keep all their games pretty close, while Indiana has a handful of double digit wins, but some of those Hoosier games were close. The Boilermakers lost by only four and seven points to two ranked teams. Purdue has the edge in the passing game and they are good at yards per play. In three of the last four games, the Hoosiers defense has taken care of business and they want to try and move their ranking up. Both of these teams struggle to stop the run, but this game will mostly be about passing. The Indiana receiving depth and hot defense will keep that undefeated ATS record going. The Hoosiers win 28-16 and cover the spread.