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Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Week 8 Betting Prediction and Odds

Purdue Boilermakers


Minnesota Golden Gophers
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET
TCF Bank Stadium


The Minnesota Golden Gophers are off to a great start this season with a 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS record.

Minnesota will be a double-digit favorite this Saturday hosting the Purdue Boilermakers.

Purdue is just 3-4 SU this season but has a 5-2 ATS record including a 3-1 ATS record as the betting underdog. The Boilermakers are 10-4 SU and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games against Minnesota but are just 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games against the Golden Gophers.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Purdue Boilermakers in this one found them as 14.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at Bovada. The over under number was at 48.5 per GTbets.eu in this game.

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Computer Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 34-22 win for the Golden Gophers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Purdue Boilermakers have seen them go 3-4 and 5-2 ATS so far this season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are at 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Gophers are 1-4-1, while the Boilermakers are 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Purdue injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 64 and the Purdue Boilermakers sitting at No. 103.

How Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Golden Gophers No. 87-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Purdue Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 87 at 30.14 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 119.83 yards per game, less than the Purdue Boilermakers give up through the air (265 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Purdue Boilermakers own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 102 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Danny Anthrop did much of the damage, producing 133 receiving yards but Purdue managed to defeat the Boilermakers 45-31 at Ross-Ade Stadium.


The Golden Gophers grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Wildcats in their last game, winning 24-17 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds Trends

Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
Purdue is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Purdue is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue at Nebraska, Saturday, November 1st
Minnesota at Illinois, Saturday, October 25th