Minnesota at Purdue College Football Picks & Parlay 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Ross-Ade Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.5. The Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
10/01/17 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/01/17 DB Duke McGhee Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
10/01/17 WR Demetrius Douglas Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/01/17 OL Jared Weyler Foot "?" Saturday vs. Purdue
09/27/17 WR Melvin Holland Jr. Leg out for season
09/27/17 DB Zo Craighton Leg out for season
09/26/17 QB Demry Croft Disciplinary out indefinitely
08/30/17 WR Chris Autman-Bell Leg out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
10/01/17 QB David Blough Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/01/17 RB Markell Jones Knee "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/01/17 RB Tario Fuller Foot "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/01/17 S Tim Cason Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
09/28/17 DE Austin Larkin Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/28/17 S Jacob Thieneman Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Minnesota U
09/23/17 LB Ja'Whaun Bentley Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Minnesota U
08/23/17 S C.J. Parker ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 123. They have run 271 plays this season for 1,471 yards, which ranks them 109th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Gophers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 87th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 78 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 723 yards as a team, which ranks 67th in the country. They've run 187 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 16 times for 156 yards so far this season, which has them 124th in the nation in penalties. Conor Rhoda has thrown for 456 yards this season. He has completed 30 passes on 47 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.1. He averages 9.7 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Minnesota is 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 55. They have surrendered a total of 1,133 yards on D, which is 9th in Division 1. The Golden Gophers are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 82 passes on 141 attempts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense this season, placing them 58th and 53rd in the country. The Minnesota pass defense has also given up a total of 694 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 110 attempts for 439 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Gophers have committed 23 penalties for 241 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 65th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is ranked 111th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 11 punt return yards and average 2.8 yards per return, which is 112th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 183 yards on special teams, ranking 100th in kick return yardage. The Golden Gophers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,666. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Minnesota Golden Gophers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 745 yards on 16 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers have run for 549 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the nation. They've run 135 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 23 times for 221 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 88th in Division 1 in points scored with 117. They have run 279 plays this year for 1,568 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 85 1st downs this season, ranking them 88th overall as an offensive unit. David Blough has completed 56 throws while attempting 80 passes for a completion percentage of 70%. He has passed for 629 yards this year. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.8.
The Purdue Boilermakers rush defense has given up 139 attempts for 528 yards this season, putting them in 34th place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 243 yards on defense this year. That places them 68th in Division 1. Purdue is 33rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 87. They have given up a total of 1,559 yards on D, which is 49th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 87th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 80 throws on 134 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 55th and 46th in the country. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,031 yards in the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 79th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Purdue kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,025 yards on 23 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 26th in the NCAA in punting average. Purdue is 58th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 21 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 109th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 128 yards on special teams, which puts them 119th in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 14 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,717.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +3 and under 49.5 total points
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