Free Week 9 Prediction: Cornhuskers vs Boilermakers Odds
Week 9 College football betting sees the Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the Purdue Boilermakers Saturday October 31st at Ross-Ade Stadium West Lafayette, IN Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (1-6)
Date: Saturday October 31
Time: 12 PM
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium West Lafayette, IN
NCAA Football Spread: Nebraska -9
NCAA Betting Total: 56
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Hard to believe that Nebraska is 2 games under .500 on the season, but it is easy to believe they are a 9-point road betting favorite facing a Purdue team that has 1 win on the season and has lost 5 straight games.
There was a glimmer of hope for the Boilermakers, as they played a tough game facing Michigan State in their Big 10 opener, but they have been blown out in their last 2 games.
Nebraska is sitting at 1-3 in the Big 10, but those 3 losses came by a combined 5 points.
I mean and in their 2 other losses, both out of conference, they ,lost on a Hail Mary to BYU and then lost in OT to Miami.
In their last games Purdue lost to Wisconsin 24-7 and Nebraska lost to Northwestern 30-28.
Nebraska does have a legit offense that ranks in the top 50 in the nation in passing and rushing yards per game.
One big question for Nebraska is will QB Tommy Armstrong play?
He missed a couple of practices during the week with an ankle injury and he is a question mark this Saturday.
If he can go it would be a huge life for the Huskers, as he has passed for over 2,000 yards with 16 TD and 7 INT on the season and has also rushed for 257 yards with 4 TD.
If he cannot go Ryker Fife will get the starting nod.
The Huskers have a solid WR corps and RB Terrell Newby has 641 yards with 5 TD on the season.
Purdue ranks 72nd in the nation in pass defense and 98th in run defense, so look for Newby to get a heavy workload .
There is a lot of pressure on Purdue freshman QB David Blough in this game, as he will be key to Purdue pulling off the upset.
He has 4 TD and 5 INT in his last 5 games and it does not help that the leader in receiving yards for the Boilermakers is DeAngelo Yancey, who has a grand total of 1 catch in his last 2 games.
Blough may have his chances in this game, as one of the main reasons the Huskers are 2 games under .500 is the fact that their pass defense ranks 3rd to last in the nation.
Yeah, 3rd to last, as their secondary has been torched this season.
RB Markell Jones has struggled in the last couple of games will have his work cut out for him facing a Huskers’ run D that ranks 10th in the nation.
The Huskers are 1-2 on the road this season and Purdue’s lone win came at home.
Last season at Nebraska the Huskers beat the Boilermakers 35-14.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
* Cornhuskers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games.
* Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
* Cornhuskers have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 road games..
* Boilermakers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
* Boilermakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
Nebraska has had a forgettable season so far, but at least for one week things will look up, as they will win and cover the spread against Purdue.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Nebraska ATS
Purdue may score some points, but they will not be able to stop the Huskers on offense, as they will suffer a loss for the 6th straight games.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Nebraska 35 Purdue 17
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