Purdue at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 9 Odds & Preview

Purdue at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 9 Odds & Preview

Written by on October 25, 2018

Purdue looks to keep the momentum going fresh off a stunning 49-20 win over then #2 ranked Ohio State. Purdue’s a slight dog heading into their game against Michigan State in Week 9. Will Purdue beat Michigan State and make it 5 wins in a row?

Purdue at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 9 Odds & Preview

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 8°C/47°F
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Precipitation: 42%
  • Wind: 9 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 99%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Purdue is a good bet at +1.5?

Is Michigan State a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 9?

Boilermakers didn’t just beat the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 8. They dominated Ohio State in Week 8. Purdue’s defense held the Buckeyes to 76 rushing yards from 25 carries. They picked off Buckeyes’ quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

On offense, Purdue quarterback David Blough torched the Buckeyes for 378 yards and 3 TDs. Purdue rushed for an incredible 161 yards. Boilermakers have tons of momentum heading into East Lansing.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 35.7
  • Total Yards: 514.3
  • Pass Yards: 337.6
  • Rush Yards: 176.7
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22.7
  • Total Yards: 433.1
  • Pass Yards: 296.4
  • Rush Yards: 136.7

Why Michigan State is a good bet at -1.5?

Spartans’ defense played admirably in the 7-21 loss to Michigan. Wolverines only got to Michigan State late in the game. The performance is telling because the week before Michigan State had beaten Penn State 21-17 on the road.

Michigan State might field the best defense Purdue’s faced this season. Spartans always pick themselves up after a loss. They’ll fight Purdue tough on Saturday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 23.4
  • Total Yards: 351.6
  • Pass Yards: 244
  • Rush Yards: 107.6
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22.1
  • Total Yards: 355.3
  • Pass Yards: 275.7
  • Rush Yards: 79.6

NCAA Football Betting Trends for Purdue at Michigan State

  • Purdue is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue’s last 9 games
  • Michigan State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Michigan State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan State’s last 9 games

Purdue at Michigan State Analysis

Although Michigan State fights hard, they’re 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Spartans may have a good defense, but it hasn’t come close to battling an offense as talented as Purdue’s. Boilermakers run and throw equally well while the fact they’ve scored 40 points or more in their last 3 games means they’re only getting better.

Purdue should hang close to 30 on Spartans in Week 9. Michigan State won’t keep up, meaning there’s a chance Purdue blows out MSU on their own field.

NCAA Football Week 9 Pick: Purdue +1.5
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