Purdue vs. Nevada - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (2-1) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack and Purdue Boilermakers square off Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The Nevada Wolf Pack look to prove they can win on the road after losing five of their last seven tries. Tyler Stewart is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 462 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Stewart has just three touchdown passes in his last six games. Andrew Celis and Jerico Richardson have combined for 241 receiving yards and one touchdown while Wyatt Demps has nine receptions. The Nevada Wolf Pack ground game is averaging 208.3 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 347 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 26.7 points and 416.7 yards per game. Alex Bertrando leads the Wolf Pack with 28 tackles, Jaden Sawyer has three tackles for loss and Kendall Johnson has one interception.
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The Purdue Boilermakers hope for a big home victory to get a game above a .500 record. David Blough is completing 57 percent of his passes for 646 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. Blough has 13 career passing touchdowns on 393 pass attempts. Domonique Young and DeAngelo Yancey have combined for 358 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Cole Herdman has four receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 182 yards per contest, and Markell Jones leads the way with 192 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 31 points and 455 yards per game. Ja'Whaun Bentley leads the Boilermakers with 17 tackles, Andy James Garcia has one sack and Gelen Robinson has one interception.
The Wolf Pack are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Boilermakers are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week.
There's a good chance Jones is going to play for Purdue after suffering a shoulder injury and if that's the case, you have to like the Boilermakers at home. Nevada hasn't been a good club on the road and are playing a rested Purdue team that's had an extra week to prepare. Not to mention the Boilermakers think they have a shot to compete for a bowl spot and if that's the case, they have to win games like these.
Give me the home team and small line.