Iowa at Purdue 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
Betting Odds: Iowa -4 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Purdue Boilermakers face off on Saturday in their first college football game of the year at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue had high hopes heading into the 2019 season but they dealt with a lot of injuries and it hurt their chances at success. The real strength of the offense for Purdue will be with the wide receivers. Rondale Moore is back and David Bell stepped up when he was out injured. The big question for this team is who will be throwing them the ball. The quarterback race is still very open and we might not find out until the first snap for their offense. Purdue brought in Bob Diaco to take over the defense and they need the defense to take a big step forward. One thing to watch heading into this game is will coach Jeff Brohm be on the sideline. Brohm has tested positive for the coronavirus and there are questions about if he will be on the sideline.
On the other side of this matchup is the Iowa Hawkeyes who did have some distractions this offseason, but the hope is all that is behind them. Much like Purdue, Iowa has a lot of talented pass catches outside, but with Nate Stanley gone,they now have to turn to a new quarterback. Spencer Petas will be the guy they turn to under center, and expectations are going to be high from the beginning. The good news for Petas is Tyler Goodson is behind him in the backfield and he is one of the best running backs in baseball. On the defensive side, Iowa has lost a lot of talent including AJ Espinosa, who was the star of that side of the ball. In this game, Iowa needs their secondary to be good.
The under is 6-1-1 in Iowa’s last eight games as a favorite. The over is 10-3 in Iowa’s last 13 road games. The over is 44-20-1 in Purdue’s last 65 home games. The road team is 9-1 against the spread in the last ten meetings between Iowa and Purdue.
There are a lot of questions surrounding this team, and there is no chance I am laying a number with Iowa with questions with their quarterback. Purdue might not pull off the upset, but they will cover the spread.