Purdue at Minnesota Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/16/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
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The Purdue Boilermakers (3-4) will visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-1) on Saturday afternoon in a game that will feature two struggling passing games.
Purdue's defense had no answer for Michigan State's offense over the weekend and they ended up losing 45-31 at home. Michigan State had 532 total yards in that game, which included 294 rushing yards.
Through seven games, the Boilermakers are scoring 26.9 points per game while giving up 30.1 points per game. Their best player has been running back Akeem Hunt, who has rushed for 542 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Wide receiver Danny Anthrop has been able to catch 30 passes this year for 469 yards and three scores.
Last Saturday, Minnesota was able to pick up its third win in a row by beating Northwestern 24-17 on their home field. They were able to win despite only having 274 total yards in the game, but they were able to convert seven of their 13 third down chances to help them pick up the victory.
Minnesota's offense hasn't been very good this season, but their defense is the 15th-best in the country by only giving up 18.7 points per game. Through six games, running back David Cobb has rushed for 819 yards and four touchdowns this season. Quarterback Mitch Leidner only has 682 passing yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2-0 Against the Spread
Purdue Boilermakers are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/13/14 WR B.J. Knauf Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/12/14 DB Robert Gregory Finger "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/09/14 LB Sean Robinson Knee out indefinitely
09/29/14 LB Joe Gilliam Knee out for season
Minnesota Golden Gophers
10/13/14 DB Derrick Wells Hamstring probable Saturday vs. Purdue
10/12/14 OL Foster Bush Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/12/14 DB Marcus Jones Hand "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/18/14 OL Alex Mayes Shoulder out for season
09/16/14 WR Isaiah Gentry Knee out for season
09/10/14 LB Cody Poock Knee out for season
09/10/14 OL Jared Weyler Knee out for season
09/09/14 LB Nick Rallis Knee out for season
09/02/14 DT Scott Ekpe Knee out for season
08/22/14 TE Duke Anyanwu Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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