Minnesota vs. Purdue Total Pick
Will it be an offensive or defensive battle when Big Ten foes Purdue and Minnesota collide later today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
137 Minnesota vs. 138 Purdue
Saturday, September 28, 2019
3:30PM ET – Ross-Ade Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Purdue is the slim favorite at home, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -1 point against Minnesota. The over/under total for the game is listed at 56.5 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on Purdue as the slight favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Purdue falls to TCU
The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off a rough 34-13 loss at home to TCU two weeks ago. They are just 1-2 to start the year with a 1-2 record against the spread and a 2-1 mark with the over.
The Boilermakers are giving up 30.7 points and 438.7 yards per game this year on defense while putting up 28.7 points and 421 yards per game on offense. Purdue is a pass-heavy offense, putting up just 50 rushing yards per game. Elijah Sindelar has thrown for 932 yards and nine touchdowns, but he is listed as questionable to play due to a concussion. Coach Jeff Brohm says he is hopeful Sindelar plays today. Rondale Moore has caught 27 passes for 369 yards and two touchdowns to lead the receivers while Zander Horvath is the leading rusher with 91 yards.
Golden Gophers unbeaten so far
Minnesota went 3-0 in non-conference play, including an OT win at Fresno State. The Gophers were off last weekend and come into this game 3-0 overall, 0-2-1 against the spread and 2-1 with the over.
The Gophers are giving up 29.3 points per game despite allowing just 303.3 yards per game on defense. Offensively, Minnesota is putting up 33.7 points and 356.7 yards per contest. Tanner Morgan has thrown or 699 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense while Rodney Smith is the leading rusher with 210 yards and a score. Smith left the last game with an oblique injury, but he is expected to play on Saturday. Rashod Bateman is the top receiver with 15 catches for 289 yards and two scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Boilermakers have hit the over in five straight games following a double-digit loss at home and in 40 of their last 60 home games.
The Golden Gophers have hit the over in five straight road games against a losing team and in 19 of their last 26 against losing teams.
These two have hit the over in six of their last seven meetings and I like it for today as well. The Boilermakers have the ability to break out on offense today at home. Rondale Moore is a dangerous player that I think could take advantage of a Minnesota defense that hasn’t been tested and has to hit the road for the first time. The Gophers may be forced to be more aggressive on offense as they fall behind early, which I think will lead to an over.
College Football Week 5 Prediction: Minnesota/Purdue Over 56.5