Free Week 5 Prediction: Boilermakers vs Terrapins Odds
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(2-1) Purdue Boilermakers vs. Maryland Terrapins (3-0)
Date: Saturday, October 1st
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: Purdue +10
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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Maryland will be coming off of plenty of rest this Saturday when they host the Purdue Boilermakers at Maryland Stadium.
The last time the Terrapins were on the field they needed overtime in order to beat Central Florida 30-24.
Senior quarterback Perry Hills suffered an injury in the game and it’s still unclear if he will be available against Purdue.
Purdue will be looking for their third win of the season after beating Nevada last week 24-14. The team may not yet be considered a serious threat in the Big Ten West, but they are at least taking some steps in the right direction.
A win in Maryland could cause some more fans and teams throughout the Big 10 to take the Boilermakers a little more serious.
The Maryland Terrapins have been extremely careful when it comes to disclosing any information about that starting quarterback Perry Hills who was injured on September 17 against UCF.
Hills had to exit the game during the second overtime before the Terps were finally able to beat their second Florida team on the road.
Other than playing at home, Maryland has two other major factors playing into their favor. For starters, they haven’t turned the ball over this year.
Through their first three games, they are yet to through an interception or lose a fumble. They also are coming into the game this week with a running game that is ranked 11th in the country.
They have been able to gain 266.7 yards per game so far this year. Now if the Maryland defense could find a way to stop the rushing game of their opponents, the Terrapins could be able to build a solid season.
Maryland is giving up over 155 yards per game on the ground.
Purdue brings a well balanced offense to the field, averaging 494 yards of total offense per game. Sophomore quarterback David Blough has shown both growth and maturity and is averaging 387.7 passing yards a game.
He connected on 21 of 30 against Nevada for 300 yards and a touchdown last week. He has able to lead the Boilermakers to 21 unanswered points in order to get the win.
If there is anything holding the Boilers back at this point, it is definitely their defense.
They have been giving up 387.7 yards per game with 219 of them through the air. Purdue has been solid running the ball on offense behind sophomore Markell Jones.
Along with his 123 yards on the ground, he was also able to score the go-ahead touchdown against Nevada
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- The Boilermakers are 4-0 against the spread their last four games on the road.
- Purdue is 7-1 against the spread their last 8 in October.
- Maryland is 2-8 against the spread their last 10 games following a bye week.
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If Hills is able to go, he struggled against UCF and that could carry over against Purdue.
If he doesn’t play this week, Tyrell Pigrome has only thrown for 8 passes and could be the answer Purdue needs to get their defense fired up and on track.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Purdue +10
Pudue’s offense has enough balance that they should have no issue at all running against the Maryland defense. If they are able to control the tempo of the game, they will have a chance to not only cover the spread, but win the game outright.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Purdue 27 – Maryland 33
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