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Minnesota Golden GophersPurdue Boilermakers
Oct 8, 12:00 PM | Grass of Ross-Ade Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Golden Gophers on Saturday when they take on the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in Week 6 action.

The Boilermakers sit at 2-2 (1-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Golden Gophers are currently 1-4 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Purdue is 2-1-1 OU, and Minnesota is 3-2 OU.

View Minnesota vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Boilermakers were listed as 9.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 105 (Boilermakers) and the No. 106 (Golden Gophers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 34-11 result in favor of the Boilermakers is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 29.5 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 101 this week at 33 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 207.2 yards per game, less than the Golden Gophers secondary allows through the air, 266.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Gophers feature the league's No. 100-rated road run defense, allowing 215 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 58-0 result against Michigan on October 1. Minnesota failed to cover in that game as a 21-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Purdue was a 38-10 loser in their most recent outing at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Golden Gophers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 3-8-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Purdue
Minnesota is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Purdue
Minnesota is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Purdue is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games
Purdue is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Nebraska, Saturday, October 22
Purdue at Penn State, Saturday, October 15