Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 11/21/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (2-8) at Iowa Hawkeyes (10-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Kinnick Stadium)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and Iowa Hawkeyes play Saturday afternoon at the Kinnick Stadium.
The Purdue Boilermakers have won just one road game since last season. David Blough is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 1,565 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Blough has six touchdown passes in his last three games. DeAngelo Yancey and Danny Anthrop have combined for 839 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Markell Jones has 28 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 128.9 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 692 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 34.4 points and 445.4 yards per game. Leroy Clark leads the Boilermakers with 69 tackles, Anthony Brown has four interceptions and Evan Panfil has four sacks. Markell Jones and Wyatt Cook are questionable.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes look to remain unbeaten and keep their playoff hopes alive. C.J. Beathard is completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,044 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Beathard has one touchdown pass in his last four games. Matt VandeBerg and Tevaun Smith have combined for 947 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Henry Krieger Coble has 23 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 211.7 yards per contest, and Jordan Canzeri leads the way with 729 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 18.4 points and 314.2 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Hawkeyes with 90 tackles, Desmond King has eight interceptions and Nate Meier gas 6.5 sacks. Ike Boettger is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Boilermakers are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Hawkeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Iowa doesn't exactly blow teams out, which is why I've been fading the Hawkeyes and big chalk for quite some time. While Purdue isn't great, the Boilermakers did hang with Northwestern and have a recent win over Nebraska. I'll take the points here.