Nebraska vs Purdue College Football Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Jack Plummer and the Purdue Boilermakers host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Nebraska opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The Cornhuskers are 1-7-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Boilermakers are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers played the Indiana Hoosiers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cornhuskers was Noah Vedral who went 14/16 with 201 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Wan'Dale Robinson paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He racked up a total of 83 yards via 22 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per tote. JD Spielman was the receiving yardage leader by earning 97 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 19.4 yards per reception for the game. The Cornhuskers ran the football 50 times and earned 220 yards which had them averaging 4.4 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Cornhuskers racked up 26 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 44 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they finished with a total of 73 plays for a total of 514 yards. In terms of defense, Nebraska gave up 27 catches on 40 tries totaling 351 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.5%. For the game, they gave up a total of 455 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Cornhuskers gave up 104 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cornhuskers step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 this season. For total yardage, they rank 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 47th in college football with 3,323 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 26.3 points per contest, ranking them 85th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 195.8 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference. The Cornhuskers have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 28.9 points per contest which has them at 12th in the conference. When talking about yards on the ground, Nebraska is allowing 177.6 yards per game putting them 12th in the Big Ten and 85th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush ranking them 12th in the conference and 74th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,421 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cornhuskers have conceded 1,757 yards. Teams are completing 60.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Purdue Boilermakers went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and took the loss by a score of 24-6. Running the show from under center for the Boilermakers was Jack Plummer who went 8/20 with 71 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Zander Horvath paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 54 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per run. Jackson Anthrop was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 51 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per reception in the game. The Boilermakers ran the ball 44 times and added 135 yards which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per run. On the day, they totaled 77 plays for 271 yards. For the contest, the Boilermakers racked up a total of 17 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 20 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Purdue gave up 3 catches on 7 attempts totaling 26 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.9%. In the running game, the Boilermakers gave up 242 yards on 53 carries which is an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 268 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Boilermakers head into this matchup 2-6. Purdue hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 69 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 130th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 552 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Boilermakers average 370.3 yards per game overall putting them 92nd in D-1 and 10th in the conference. The Boilermakers are conceding 28.6 points per game which puts them at 11th in the conference and 74th in the nation. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 229 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 167.9 yards per game ranking them 78th in D-1 and 11th in the Big Ten Conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 1,343 rushing yards and 14.4 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in D-1. They are giving up 244.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Boilermakers are ranked 12th in the Big Ten Conference.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +2.5
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