Purdue at Minnesota College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Purdue Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 9.5 point favorites. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 6-3-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread. The Boilermakers have an ATS record of 6-3-0 while their over/under record is 5-4-0.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-3-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/04/18 RB Shannon Brooks Knee is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/04/18 QB Zack Annexstad Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
09/24/18 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Rodney Smith Leg is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers have run for 1,400 yards as a team, which ranks 79th in college football. They've run 278 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 57 times for 575 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. They are 37th in the nation in points scored with 301. They have run 634 plays this season for 4,373 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. The Boilermakers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 198 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. David Blough averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 205 passes on 311 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 151.9. He has thrown for 2,683 yards this season.
The Boilermakers rush defense has allowed 325 attempts for 1,183 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. Purdue has committed 69 penalties for 629 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 113th in college football. They are 48th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 218. They have surrendered a total of 3,851 yards on D, which is 94th in the country. The Boilermakers are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 222 passes on 365 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, placing them 127th and 127th in Division 1. The Purdue pass defense has also given up a total of 2,668 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Purdue Boilermakers have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 15, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Purdue Boilermakers kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 32 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,631 yards on 37 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in Division 1 in punting average. Purdue is ranked 85th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 501 yards on special teams, ranking 43rd in kick return yardage. The Boilermakers average 17 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,955.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Gophers are 77th in the country in points scored with 250. They have run 622 plays this year for 3,502 yards, which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 76th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this season, ranking them 59th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 1,391 yards as a unit, which ranks 82nd in college football. They've run 357 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. Minnesota has been penalized on offense 37 times for 374 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. Tanner Morgan has passed for 809 yards this year. He's completed 44 throws while attempting 73 passes for a completion percentage of 60.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 167.7. He averages 10.6 adjusted yards per throw and 11.1 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 97th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 286. They have given up a total of 3,815 yards on D, which is 92nd in D-1. The Golden Gophers are 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 202 throws on 311 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, ranking them 120th and 101st in the nation. The Minnesota Golden Gophers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,120 yards in the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 292 attempts for 1,695 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. The Golden Gophers have had 53 penalties for 494 yards on defense this year. That places them 56th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 98th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 179 punt return yards and average 17.9 yards per return, which is 9th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 575 yards on special teams, which puts them 31st in kick return yardage. The Minnesota Golden Gophers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,256. The Golden Gophers have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Minnesota kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,772 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +9.5
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