|2013 ABC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Notre Dame vs. Purdue|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 13 September 2013 10:00|
Notre Dame vs. Purdue Odds
Notre Dame is 1-1 overall, 0-1 on the road and 0-2 against the spread. Purdue is 1-1 overall, 1-0 at home and 0-2 against the spread. Notre Dame has won five straight over Purdue coming into this game.
Trends show that the road team is 7-2 against the spread in the last 9 games in this series and Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 trips to Purdue. The two have hit the under in 3 of their last 4 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Notre Dame is the big favorite on the road, as the Fighting Irish have odds of -20.5 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Notre Dame favored by 21.5 points. The spread was never higher than that and is currently at its low with Notre Dame favored by 20.5. The over/under total opened at 50 points and has since fallen back to 49.
Notre Dame is coming off a 41-30 loss at Michigan last week. The Fighting Irish allowed Michigan to rack up 460 yards of offense in the loss, including 166 yards on the ground. The Notre Dame offense still totaled 410 yards of their own, but had two turnovers. Quarterback Tommy Rees went 29 of 51 passing for 314 yards and two touchdowns in the loss while T.J. Jones caught nine passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
Purdue is coming off a 20-14 win at home over Indiana State a week after losing 42-7 at Cincinnati. The Boilermakers have been struggling on offense, averaging just 13.5 points per game and 255 yards per contest. Quarterback Rob Henry has thrown for 311 yards on 33 of 59 passing with two interceptions through the two games while Akeem Hunt is leading the team in rushing with 103 yards on 29 carries.
In terms of Injuries, Notre Dame running back Will Mahone is questionable with an ankle injury. Purdue receiver Gary Bush is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Notre Dame, as the Fighting Irish are getting 76% of the wagers with odds of -20.5 points against Purdue.