Purdue at Nebraska College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Memorial Stadium to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 3 point favorites. The Boilermakers have an ATS record of 2-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cornhuskers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
09/17/18 CB Simeon Smiley Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Boston College
09/16/18 QB Elijah Sindelar Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
09/16/18 DT Keiwan Jones Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
09/23/18 QB Adrian Martinez Knee injured last game, is probable
08/27/18 QB Tristan Gebbia Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 RB Tre Bryant Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Purdue Boilermakers are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 113. They have run 277 plays this season for 1,934 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Boilermakers average 7 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this year, placing them 63rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Purdue has run for 661 yards as a team, which ranks 72nd in the country. They've run 124 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Boilermakers have been penalized on offense 25 times for 270 yards so far this season, which has them 61st in the nation in penalties. David Blough has thrown for 990 yards this season. He has completed 78 passes on 109 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 164.2. He averages 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Purdue is 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 104. They have surrendered a total of 1,654 yards on D, which is 101st in Division 1. The Boilermakers are ranked 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 86 passes on 143 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense this season, placing them 112th and 110th in the country. The Purdue pass defense has also given up a total of 1,101 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 153 attempts for 553 yards this year, putting them in 64th place in D-1 against the run. The Boilermakers have committed 27 penalties for 214 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cornhuskers have run for 555 yards as a team, which ranks 89th in the nation. They've run 132 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 31 times for 251 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in Division 1 in points scored with 57. They have run 212 plays this year for 1,061 yards, which ranks them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The Nebraska Cornhuskers average 5 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 59 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Adrian Martinez has completed 22 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He has passed for 209 yards this year. He averages 4 adjusted yards per throw and 6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 111.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers rush defense has given up 114 attempts for 472 yards this season, putting them in 39th place in the country against the run. They have had 26 penalties for 218 yards on defense this year. That places them 66th in Division 1. Nebraska is 90th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 113. They have given up a total of 1,139 yards on D, which is 28th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 65 throws on 102 attempts against the Nebraska defense this season, ranking them 50th and 34th in the country. The Nebraska Cornhuskers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 667 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Boilermakers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -3
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