Purdue brings an underdog mentality (and underdog profits) to Tennessee as the Music City Bowl betting menu is laid out for Dec. 30 in Nashville.
The Boilermakers opened as 4.5-point dogs at FanDuel Sportsbook and boast a 16-6 ATS mark over several seasons in this role. The ‘host’ Volunteers were 7-5 SU and 5-7 ATS this season, limping to the finish line 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
Purdue Boilermakers vs Tennessee Volunteers (-4.5/64) – Matchup Report
The Volunteers have been a strong Over play for total bettors lately with five straight Over and a 7-1 Over record in their last eight. When favored they’ve won seven in a row SU with a 5-2 ATS record.
They have won their last four bowl games with a 3-1 ATS record. They were favored in all four games. As a bowl game favorite, they’re 8-3 SU and 5-6 ATS in their last 11. They last played in the Music City Bowl in 2016 when they defeated Nebraska 38-24 as a 9.5-point favorite.
Purdue was 8-4 SU and 7-5 ATS this season. In their last five games they’re 4-1 SU and ATS which includes a pair of wins as an underdog.
The Boilermakers have not been kind to bettors during bowl season with a 2-6 ATS record in their last eight games. Purdue’s last five bowl games have all gone Over the posted total. As an underdog in bowl games they’re 2-5 SU and 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven.
There are no recent matchups between Purdue and Tennessee, but the Volunteers are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven matchups against Big Ten opponents. In their last six versus SEC opponents Purdue is 2-4 SU and 4-2 ATS.
Music City Bowl Betting Trends
OVER is 9-2 Tennessee’s last 11 games.
Vols are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.
Vols 7-0 SU, 5-2 ATS past 7 games as the favorite
Purdue are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games as the underdog.