Michigan State vs. Purdue - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (1-3) at Michigan State Spartans (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Spartan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -23.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan State Spartans square off Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
The Purdue Boilermakers could use a big victory here after a tough 1-3 start to the year. Austin Appleby is completing 54.5 percent of his passes for 669 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Appleby has thrown an interception in seven of his last 10 games. DeAngelo Yancey and Cameron Posey have combined for 386 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Danny Anthrop has 16 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 164 yards per contest, and D.J. Knox leads the way with 251 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 35.3 points and 440.3 yards per game. Ja'Whaun Bentley leads the Boilermakers with 40 tackles, Antoine Miles has four sacks and Leroy Clark has five pass deflections. David Rose, Evyn Cooper and Jimmy Herman are questionable.
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The Michigan State Spartans look to remain undefeated and get their first Big Ten victory. Connor Cook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 838 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Cook has a touchdown pass in seven straight games. Aaron Burbridge and Macgarrett Kings Jr. have combined for 526 receiving yards and four touchdowns while R.J. Shelton has nine receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 162.7 yards per contest, and Madre London leads the way with 275 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, MSU is allowing 20.8 points and 395.8 yards per game. Riley Bullough leads the Spartans with 46 tackles, Shilique Calhoun has 4.5 sacks and Montae Nicholson has two interceptions. Jack Conklin and Montez Sweat are questionable.
The Boilermakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Purdue usually always hangs around with Michigan State, as the last five meetings have been decided by 14 or less points. However, the Boilermakers haven't shown me much this year that makes me think they can keep this game close on the road. I look for the Spartans to finally get that blowout victory and keep a lock on their second spot in the polls.