The Purdue Boilermakers (2-2) travel to Huntington Bank Stadium to take on the 21st-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Gophers lead the all-time series 20-13, including a four-game winning streak. In 2021, Minnesota beat Purdue 20-13. The Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. Meanwhile, the Golden Gophers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in October. Purdue quarterback Aidan O'Connell (ribs) is considered a game-time decision, according to coach Jeff Brohm.
Kickoff from Huntington Bank Stadium in Minnesota is set for noon ET. The Golden Gophers are 9-point favorites in the latest Purdue vs. Minnesota odds. The over/under for total points is set at 53. Before making any Minnesota vs. Purdue picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Purdue vs. Minnesota and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and trends for Minnesota vs. Purdue:
- Purdue vs. Minnesota spread: Minnesota -9
- Purdue vs. Minnesota over/under: 53 points
- Purdue vs. Minnesota money line: Minnesota -350, Purdue +275
- PUR: Over is 6-0 in Boilermakers' last six games following a straight-up win
- MINN: Golden Gophers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in October
- Purdue vs. Minnesota picks: See picks here
Why Minnesota can cover
Senior quarterback Tanner Morgan is the signal-caller under center. Morgan has showcased his capability to be accurate and place the ball anywhere on the field with the arm talent to throw on the run. The Kentucky native owns a quick release and can pick up easy yards with his legs if the opportunity is presented. Morgan has completed 77% of his throws for 886 yards with seven passing touchdowns.
The Golden Gophers have a dominant ground attack. This offensive line has been able to impose its will on defenders and create gaping holes. They are first in the conference in rushing yards per game (294.5). Senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim is tough to bring down in open space due to his elusiveness and agility. Ibrahim is second in the nation in rushing yards (567) along with eight scores. He's rushed for 100-plus yards in all four games thus far.
Why Purdue can cover
Junior running back Dylan Downing is the lead workhorse in the backfield for the Boilermakers. Downing owns good vision and makes the most of his carries. The Indiana native gets downhill in a hurry and is tough to bring down. He's leading the team in carries (40) and rushing yards (204) with two rushing touchdowns. Last week, he logged 15 carries for a season-high 113 yards.
Senior tight end Payne Durham does a number of things on the field for the Boilermakers. Durham is a strong blocker who provides tremendous support in the run game. He is also a smooth possession target over the middle of the field. Durham is second on the team in receptions (17), receiving yards (150) and touchdowns (2). On Sept. 17, he reeled in nine passes for 83 yards and two scores.
How to make Purdue vs. Minnesota picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 55 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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