Iowa vs. Purdue Prediction
With both teams coming off a loss last weekend, who will bounce back when Purdue plays host to No. 16 Iowa on Saturday at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 3, 2018
3:30PM ET – Ross-Ade Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Purdue is the slight favorite at home, as the Boilermakers are favored by 2.5 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 51 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on Iowa on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Iowa falls at Penn State
The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a 30-24 loss at Penn State last weekend to put an end to a 3-game win streak. Iowa is now 6-2 on the season, 3-2 in the Big Ten, 6-2 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. Iowa is 2-1 ATS on the road.
The Hawkeyes are strong on defense, allowing 16.1 points and 264.9 yards per game. Offensively, Iowa is putting up 29.8 points and 391.4 yards per contest. Nate Stanley has thrown for 1,764 yards and 16 touchdowns this year, but also has eight interceptions. T.J. Hockenson has caught 28 passes for 487 yards and three scores. Toren Young is the leading rusher with 421 yards and two touchdowns.
Purdue falls at Michigan State
Purdue had its four-game win streak come to an end last weekend at Michigan State, losing 23-13. The Boilermakers are now 4-4 on the season, 3-2 in the Big Ten, 5-3 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total. Purdue had a 5-game cover streak snapped against MSU.
The Boilermakers have been pretty steady on offense, averaging 32.9 points and 492.4 yards per game. Their passing attack is putting up 330 yards per contest. David Blough has thrown for 2,350 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions while Rondale Moore has caught 68 passes for 802 yards and seven touchdowns. D.J. Knox is the leading rusher with 719 yards and eight scores. Defensively, Purdue is giving up 22.8 points and 432.3 yards per contest, including 300 passing yards per game.
College Football Betting Trends
Iowa has covered the spread in eight of its last 10 games overall, but in just one of its last seven on grass.
The Boilermakers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in November and 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games.
Both teams struggled last week as Purdue was proven to be incapable of answering against a good defensive team. Iowa just couldn’t make the plays on offense behind Stanley, who struggled to make very basic throws. With Iowa going on the road to a grass field, I would expect their offensive woes to continue. While the Hawkeyes can put up a fight defensively, Purdue should be able to get back to its offensive success.
College Football Prediction: Purdue -2.5