Purdue Boilermakers Betting Favorites vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Offshore sportsbook odds say that the Purdue Boilermakers are 10.5-point road favorites against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Actually, the best online sportsbooks are being kind on UMN. The Gophers’ defense is so bad it cost former defensive coordinator Robb Smith his job. Head coach PJ Fleck decided he wasn’t going to take the flak following a 31-55 loss to Illinois. Minnesota has allowed 43 points per game in conference play. Opponents have scored 32 TDs covering an average distance of 35 yards against the Gophers. Thirteen of those TDs have gone farther than 40 yards. And eight have at least reached the 60-yard mark. That’s good news for Purdue starting QB David Blough. As well as for his preferred target wide receiver Rondale Moore. The Boilermakers offense has made 22 plays that have gone for at least 40 yards.
“It’s fun when you come to the facility to work. Coach [Jeff] Brohm is creative. We’re confident because we know we’ve got the best play-caller in the country,” Blough said.
Betting Purdue Boilermakers
The Boilermakers have the added motivation of securing a bowl berth. Though achieving away from home won’t be as easy as blowing glass and making bottles. “The last time we came off a pretty good-sized win, we went on the road and lost so that’s going to be the challenge,” Coach Brohm said. “The challenge for us is to practice extremely well this week, practice hard, be the hungrier team, want to win the game, prepare ourselves, take the field knowing we have a chance to win and go out and play as hard as we can.”
Betting Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers are 7-2-1 against the offshore sportsbooks spread in their last 10 games as a double-digit dog. Additionally, UMN has not lost at home to Purdue in the past 10 years. Moreover, the Golden Gophers are 4-0 SU at TCF Bank Stadium against the Boilermakers.
Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Football Betting Preview
- Date: November 10
- Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
- Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Lines from MyBookie.ag:
- PURDUE -10½ (-110) 59 (-110) -420
- MINNESOTA U +10½ (-110) 59 (-110) +335
- Purdue is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Purdue is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
- Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
Not only does UMN’s defense have more holes in it than Bonnie and Clyde. Their offense is also laughable. Purdue has scored 30 points or more in six of their last seven games. I would just eat the chalk here were it not for one small detail. The Gophers are 4-1 SU and ATS at home this season. Moreover, they are outscoring the opposition by 11.6 points per game at TCF Bank Stadium. Those are some online betting sports trends that might make you want to fade Purdue.