Purdue vs. Nebraska - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-4) at Purdue Boilermakers (2-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +3 -- Over/Under:
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday in college football action at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers could use a road win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost seven of their last eight road games. Adrian Martinez is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 1,245 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 15 games. JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson have combined for 973 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jack Stoll has 18 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 193.6 yards per contest, and Dedrick Mills leads the way with 380 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 28.9 points and 400.6 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 66 tackles, Khalil Davis has four sacks and Eric Lee Jr. has two interceptions.
The Purdue Boilermakers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost three of their last four home games. Elijah Sindelar is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 978 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Sindelar and Jack Plummer have combined for 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. David Bell and Brycen Hopkins have combined for 1,094 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Rondale Moore has 29 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 68.6 yards per contest, and King Doerue leads the way with 289 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 28.6 points and 412.1 yards per game. Ben Holt leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 79 tackles, George Karlaftis has six sacks and Cory Trice has two interceptions.
The Cornhuskers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS loss. The Cornhuskers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 42-20-1 in Boilermakers last 63 home games. The over is 8-2 in Cornhuskers last 10 road games.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have covered six of their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Purdue Boilermakers have covered four of their last five games as a home favorite. Nebraska has fallen off these last couple of games, but there's a decent chance Adrian Martinez returns at quarterback after he warmed up before last weeks game against Indiana. The Purdue Boilermakers have had issues of their own with injuries, and they've been held to 13 or less points in three of their last six games. Whether Martinez plays or not, Nebraska has been a lot more competitive this season than Purdue and should be able to move the football. After getting stomped last week at home by Illinois, it's quite clear the Purdue Boilermakers have nothing going for them at the moment.