Free NCAA Football Prediction: Purdue vs. Minnesota Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Purdue Boilermakers (2-2) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0)
Date: Saturday, October 01, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Boilermakers +12.5 / Golden Gophers -12.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Purdue +345 / Minnesota -455
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 52
Week 4 college football sees the Boilermakers and Golden Gophers meeting at the Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Gophers are favorites by 12.5 points in this SEC matchup, and we have a total of 52.
The Boilermakers offense is ranked 37th on PFF and lead by QB Aidan O’ Connell. He is questionable this week after not playing last week. Austin Burton got the start last week. They are both more pocket passers which should keep a similar game plan for them.
He has a 11-2 TD to interception ratio on the year with 1,244 yards.
Purdue also have multiple running backs they will deploy with 4 with 17+ carries. King Doerue has a chance to play this week after missing the last two weeks. Dylan Downing is the leader in attempts and rushing yards with 41-209.
The main weapon on the Purdue offense is Iowa transfer Charlie Jones. He has 41 catches for 533 yards and 7 TDs. He is showing of his talent level and ability to get open for either quarterback. Payne Durham the TE is also a mismatch for teams he lines up all over the field in the slot and inline while having 17-150 and 2 Tds.
The defense is ranked 88th on PFF. They are led by Branson Deen he has 12 QB hurries this season and 4 QB hits. Sanoussi Kane is the leader in tackles on the team and will have to help in the run game this week.
They are 1-3 against the spread this year but have been very close with two late loses to Penn State and Syracuse.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers offense is ranked 3rd on PFF and led by quarterback Tanner Morgan. He is a dual threat with a ton of experience. He has 3 rushing TDs and is threat to run in short yardage and near the goal line.
He has a 136 rating in a clean pocket and a 69 rating under pressure. Tanner Morgan has an 7-1 TD to interception ratio on the year with 886 yards passing.
The Golden Gophers will use 2 running backs but are led by Mohamed Ibrahim. He has 89 carries for 573 yards and 8 Tds. He looks very healthy after tearing his achilles last year. Trey Potts will spell him with 53-291 and 3 Tds.
Minnesota key WR Chris Autman-Bell is out for the year and the will need Brevyn Spann-Ford and Michael Brown-Stephens to step up. They have combined for 23-347.
Minnesota is ranked 40th on PFF on the defensive side of the ball. They are led by corner Terell Smith. He will be tasked with trying to slow down Charlie Jones. Mariano Sori-Marin leads the team in tackles.
They are 4-0 against the spread this year with a blowout against Michigan State last week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue’s last 6 games.
- Purdue are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
- Minnesota are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Minnesota are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
4* Free Boilermakers vs. Golden Gophers NCAA Betting Final Analysis:
Minnesota will be looking to dominate the game upfront on offense. They will look to get the running game going leading to play action pass. I think either QB will struggle against Minnesota. They will have limited opportunities as Minnesota will run the ball and keep it away from them.
4* Free Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Betting Pick: Minnesota -12.5
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