Michigan State at Purdue Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/7/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
RossAde Stadium in West Lafayette
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The #8 Michigan State Spartans (4-1) will try to stay atop the Big Ten when they visit the Purdue Boilermakers (3-3) on Saturday afternoon. In 2013, the Spartans shut out the Boilermakers 14-0 at home.
Michigan State was able to win its third game in a row last Saturday when they defeated Nebraska by the score of 27-22. The Spartans gained 422 yards in that victory and their defensive unit forced four turnovers.
Michigan State has found it easy to get into the end zone this season, averaging 45.6 points per game through five games. Their best offensive player has been wide receiver Tony Lippett, who has 25 receptions for 525 yards and seven touchdowns. Quarterback Connor Cook has thrown for 1,027 yards with 10 touchdowns and three picks.
In their last game, the Purdue Boilermakers beat Illinois 38-27 to pick up their first win in Big Ten play this season. Purdue rushed for 349 yards in that game and they forced two turnovers without ever coughing it up themselves.
One of the Boilermakers' biggest problems this season has been passing the ball, as they have only averaged 181 passing yards per game. Quarterback Danny Etling has just 800 passing yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. Purdue's top player has been wide receiver Danny Anthrop, who has 21 catches for 336 yards and three touchdowns.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
Michigan State Spartans are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Michigan State Spartans are 4-1-0 against the Over/Under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Purdue Boilermakers are 3-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Michigan State Spartans
09/28/14 TE Andrew Gleichert Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/28/14 RB Gerald Holmes Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
09/28/14 DT James Kittredge Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/06/14 LB Sean Robinson Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/05/14 DB Robert Gregory Finger "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/29/14 LB Joe Gilliam Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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