Nebraska vs. Purdue Prediction
Which struggling Big Ten team will pick up a needed win on Saturday when Purdue plays host to Nebraska at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
319 Nebraska vs. 320 Purdue
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Noon ET – Ross-Ade Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Nebraska is favored on the road, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -3 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 55 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on Nebraska as the road 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.
Nebraska has lost back-to-back games to Minnesota and Indiana to fall to just 4-4 on the season. The Cornhuskers had high hopes for the year, but they are just 2-3 in the Big Ten thus far, 1-7 against the spread and 5-3 with the under.
The Cornhuskers are in the middle of the road on offense and defense nationally this season. The offense averages 26.2 points and 415.4 yards per game while the defense is giving up 28.9 points and 401 yards per contest. Adrian Martinez has missed the last two games due to a knee injury. He has thrown for 1,245 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 341 yards and three scores. Noah Verdal is the backup, but he is questionable with a leg injury as well. He has thrown for 407 yards this season. JD Spielman is the leading receiver with 29 catches for 566 yards and a score. Dedrick Mills is the leading rusher with 380 yards and seven touchdowns.
Purdue is riding a two-game losing streak following a 24-6 loss at home to Illinois last weekend. The Boilermakers are now 2-6 on the season, 1-4 in the Big Ten, 4-4 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total.
The Boilermakers haven’t been able to get much going on offense or defense this year. The offense is putting up 23.8 points and 370.2 yards per game, while the defense is allowing 28.6 points and 412.1 yards per contest. Purdue lost QB Elijah Sindelar for a while due to a broken collarbone. Jack Plummer has taken over and has thrown for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns with six interceptions. David Bell is the leading receiver with 653 yards and 44 catches. They lost stud receiver Rondale Moore with a knee injury weeks back. King Doerue is the leading rusher with 289 yards and three touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 games on grass, but 0-5 ATS in their last five conference games.
The Boilermakers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games following a failed cover and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss.
Nebraska has won four of the last six in this series, but the Boilermakers are 3-1 against the spread in the last four meetings with the Cornhuskers. Both teams are sliding, but I think Nebraska is still the play. Even without Martinez, the Huskers still have playmakers on offense while Purdue has very little to offer offensively right now. Purdue can’t run the ball and their QB play is not where it needs to be. The Huskers still have a steady ground attack that should be able to stay strong against a weak Purdue defensive front. Nebraska can still make a bowl, but it has to win this game. I think the Huskers will come in somewhat motivated to pull out the victory. Purdue is a sinking ship.
College Football Week 10 Prediction: Nebraska -3