Syracuse Orange vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 9/16/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Boilermakers (+1)
Ross-Ade Stadium is the site where the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1) will play the Syracuse Orange (2-0) on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Purdue opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 56.
The Syracuse Orange come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Orange faced the Western Michigan Broncos and earned the victory with a final of 48-7. Garrett Shrader went 19/30 with 286 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 154.4 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Juwuan Price led the offense in rushing for the Orange with 16 carries for 68 yards (4.3 yds per carry). In the game, they tallied 76 plays for 496 yds. The Syracuse Orange ran the football 37 different times and accumulated 153 yards, which is an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Orange gave up 97 yds on 26 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yds per rush surrendered. Syracuse allowed 28 pass completions on 47 attempts for 221 yards, and a completion rate of 59.6%.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Syracuse Orange are averaging 56.5 points per outing. As a unit they're holding an average of 212.0 yards in the run game which has them sitting 29th in college football. The Orange have racked up 1,173 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Syracuse has amassed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. Syracuse has accounted for 60 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 16 infractions for 132 yards. They have surrendered the football 3 times.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Orange are conceding 273 yards which ranks them 11th in the nation. They have conceded 136.5 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.2%. In total, they are granting 212.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 6th in the nation. They have allowed 0 touchdowns through the air in addition to 1 touchdown running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.4 yards per run and 75.5 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. During this campaign, they have given up 151 yards via the running game in 2 games. The Orange sit in 1st in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 3.5 points per contest.
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The Boilermakers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Boilermakers went home victorious with a score of 24-17 when they faced the Virginia Tech Hokies. Hudson Card ended the game with 248 yards on 23/34 passing while his QB rate was 128.9. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3. Devin Mockobee carried the ball 21 times for 95 yds, finishing the game with 4.5 yds per attempt for Purdue. Purdue ran the football for 3.9 yards per tote, finishing the game with 179 yards on 46 attempts. The Boilermakers finished the contest with a total of 427 yards on 80 plays (5.3 yds per play). The Boilermakers secondary allowed a completion rate of 45.0%, surrendering 275 yds on 18 out of 40 through the air. Purdue relinquished 22 rushing attempts for 11 yds (0.5 yds per rush).
The Purdue Boilermakers average 395.0 yards/outing, which is good for 68th in college football. The Purdue offense has accrued 83 penalty yds on 11 violations, which has them sitting 76th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. They average 144.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 288 yards for this year. They have thrown 0 picks while surrendering 0 fumbles and they have tallied 41 1st downs. In terms of their ability to score points, the Boilermakers currently rank 70th in D-1 scoring 29.5 points per game. For the year thus far, the Boilermakers have thrown for a total of 502 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 251.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 57th in Division 1.
Purdue has yielded a total of 127 yards via the ground game (63.5 yards per outing) and 1 touchdown rushing this year. They have given up 6 touchdowns from the passing game and 323.0 yards per contest, which puts them in 124th in college football. They have compiled 0 fumbles recovered and 3 picks this season. The Boilermakers defense has taken the field for 144 plays, which has them ranked 92nd in Division 1. The Boilermakers are giving up 28.0 points per game, which has them ranked 98th in the country. Overall, they have given up 56 pts.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Boilermakers +1
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