Purdue favored by 6 against Minnesota on Saturday
Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The Boilermakers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Golden Gophers in Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday in Week 9 action.
The Boilermakers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 3-4 ATS. Purdue is 4-2 on the totals; Minnesota is 2-4.
Betting Line: Minnesota were sitting as 6-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Gophers at No. 76 and the Boilermakers at No. 51 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 30-26 result in favor of the Boilermakers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 95-ranked offense, averaging 22.6 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 72 this week at 27.7 PPG. The Golden Gophers aerial game is averaging 200.6 yards per game, less than the Boilermakers secondary allows through the air, 209.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Boilermakers feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 102 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 68 in rushing offense at home.
Purdue lost its last outing, a 29-22 result against Ohio State on October 20. Purdue covered in that game as a 17-point underdog, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Boilermakers suffered a Week 8 loss against Ohio State in their last game, falling 29-22 at Ohio Stadium.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 38-13 loser on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Minnesota didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Badgers as Wisconsin blasted them 38-13 in Week 8 action.
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Boilermakers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
Purdue is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
Purdue is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Purdue
Purdue home to Penn State, Saturday, November 3
Minnesota home to Michigan, Saturday, November 3