Minnesota Golden Gophers (home) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (away)
Current records: Minnesota 4-5; Purdue 5-4
What to Know
Minnesota are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 31.78 points per game before their next contest. They will look to defend their home turf on Saturday against Purdue at 4:30 p.m. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, Minnesota now face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.
Minnesota suffered a grim 31-55 defeat to Illinois last week. Minnesota didn’t live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the 9.5-point advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.
As for Purdue, they had a rough outing against Michigan St. two weeks ago, but a little bit of home cooking seems to have fixed things right up. Purdue narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past Iowa 38-36.
Purdue’s victory lifted them to 5-4 while Minnesota’s loss dropped them down to 4-5. In their victory, Purdue relied heavily on David Blough, who passed for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns. Minnesota will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4:30 PM ET
- Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minnesota
- TV: ESPN2
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $29.78
The Boilermakers are a big 10.5 point favorite against the Golden Gophers.
This season, Minnesota are 5-4-0 against the spread. As for Purdue, they are 6-3-0 against the spread
Bettors have moved against the Boilermakers slightly, as the game opened with the Boilermakers as a 12.5 point favorite.
Minnesota have won 2 out of their last 3 games against Purdue.
- 2017 – Purdue Boilermakers 31 vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers 17
- 2016 – Minnesota Golden Gophers 44 vs. Purdue Boilermakers 31
- 2015 – Purdue Boilermakers 13 vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers 41
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