TCU at Purdue College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Ross-Ade Stadium is the site where Elijah Sindelar and the Purdue Boilermakers will play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. TCU opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 52. The Horned Frogs are 0-1-0 ATS and 0-1-0 when betting on the total. The Boilermakers are 2-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
09/02/19 QB Matthew Baldwin Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/11/19 DB Noah Daniels Undisclosed is out for season
08/05/19 PK Cole Bunce Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
08/30/19 DT Lorenzo Neal Knee is out indefinitely
08/19/19 RB Tario Fuller Jaw is out indefinitely
08/17/19 RB Richie Worship Knee is out indefinitely
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs played the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and ended up getting the win by a score of 39-7. Running the show from under center for the Horned Frogs was Max Duggan who went 16/23 with 165 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Alex Delton led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 54 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 67 yards on 7 carries which meant he was running for 9.6 yards per tote. TreVontae Hights was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 108 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 13.5 yards per catch for that contest. The TCU Horned Frogs ran the ball 36 times and added 200 yards earning them an average of 5.6 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 81 plays for 484 yards. On the day, the Horned Frogs earned 25 first downs and they totaled 1 penalty for 5 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. When discussing the defense, Texas Christian gave up 13 catches on 28 attempts for a total of 114 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.4%. Overall, they conceded a total of 215 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Horned Frogs gave up 101 yards on 34 runs giving the other team an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed.
The Horned Frogs come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. For total yardage, they currently sit at 8th in the conference and 122nd in the country with 484 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 39 points per contest, putting them 35th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 200 rushing yards per game which is 6th in the Big 12 Conference. The Horned Frogs have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 7 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Horned Frogs have conceded 284 yards. Opponents are completing 46.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. When it comes to rushing yards, TCU is allowing 101 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the conference and 34th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3 yards per rush ranking them 3rd in the Big 12 and 33rd in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 101 rushing yards through 1 game.
In their last contest, the Purdue Boilermakers took on the Vanderbilt Commodores and went home with the win by a score of 42-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Boilermakers was Elijah Sindelar who went 34/52 with 509 yards passing and tossed 5 TD's. He threw 1 pick in the game. Zander Horvath led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 15 yards by way of 8 carries which had him averaging 1.9 yards per run. Rondale Moore was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 220 yards on 13 receptions. He notched an average of 16.9 yards per reception for that contest. The Purdue Boilermakers ended up rushing 17 times and racked up 34 yards earning them an average of 2.0 yards per attempt. On the day, the Boilermakers had a total of 27 1st downs and they had a total of 8 infractions for 63 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. On the day, they totaled 69 plays for 543 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Purdue conceded 31 catches on 48 tries for a total of 420 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.6%. Overall, they conceded a total of 491 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Boilermakers conceded 71 yards on 27 tries which gave the opponent an average of 2.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Boilermakers head into this matchup 1-1. Purdue hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 65 rushing yards per game, putting them 126th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 130 yards rushing through 2 games, 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 531 yards per game overall putting them 17th in college football and 2nd in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers are conceding 29 points per game ranking them 14th in the Big Ten and 93rd in Division 1. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 58 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 90 yards per game ranking them 30th in college football and 9th in the Big Ten Conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 180 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the least effective units in Division 1. They are conceding 357.5 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Boilermakers are currently ranked 14th in the Big Ten Conference.
Who will win tonight's Horned Frogs/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Boilermakers -3
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