Purdue vs. Iowa Prediction
Coming off back-to-back losses, will No. 23 Iowa be able to get back on track on Saturday when the Hawkeyes host Purdue at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
343 Purdue vs. 344 Iowa
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Noon ET – Kinnick Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa is favored at home, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -18 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Purdue as a road underdog. 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 grabs a win
Purdue ended a three-game losing streak last weekend with a 40-14 win over Maryland at home. The Boilermakers are now 2-4 on the year, 1-2 in the Big Ten, 3-3 against the spread and 4-2 with the over.
The Boilermakers are struggling on defense this year, allowing 29.8 points and 444.5 yards per game. Offensively, Purdue has been able to put up 27.3 points and 388.5 yards per outing. The team has been without Elijah Sindelar at QB due to a collarbone injury. Jack Plummer has replaced him and thrown for 965 yards and seven touchdowns this year. Explosive receiver Rondale Moore has also been out with an injury, leaving Purdue shorthanded at the position. David Bell is the leading receiver with 26 catches for 438 yards while King Doerue is the leading rusher with just 226 yards and three scores.
Iowa drops back-to-back games
The Iowa Hawkeyes started the year at 4-0, but have lost to Michigan and Penn State over the last two weeks by a combined 12 points. Iowa is now 4-2 on the season, 1-2 in the Big Ten, 2-4 against the spread and 4-1-1 with the under.
Iowa has had one of the top defenses in the nation this year, giving up just 10.2 points and 261.5 yards per game. Offensively, Iowa is putting up 24.8 points and 412.8 yards per contest. Nate Stanley has thrown for 1,511 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense while Ihmir Smith-Marsette is the leading receiver with 24 catches for 386 yards and three touchdowns. Mekhi Sargent is the leading rusher with 329 yards and two scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Boilermakers are 15-7 against the spread in their last 22 road games, but 0-4 ATS in their last four following a win.
The Hawkeyes are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight conference games, but 4-1 ATS in their last five against a losing team.
Purdue has actually won the last two meetings with Iowa and covered the spread in three of the last four in this series. We know Iowa will be able to limit this Purdue offense, as the Hawkeyes have a great defense and haven’t given up more than 17 points in a single game. The question is, will the Hawkeyes get on track offensively to cover a three-score spread? Iowa is pretty average on offense, but Purdue has given up some points to bad offenses this year. Coming off back-to-back losses to physical opponents, Iowa will be itching to be able to run the ball down the throat of this Purdue team.
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