Iowa Hawkeyes at Purdue Boilermakers - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2) at Purdue Boilermakers (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +12.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Purdue Boilermakers in a Big Ten College Football game on Saturday.
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-2 (1-1) this season after beating Illinois by a score of 34-31 in overtime in their last game. Purdue turned the ball over twice in this game but was able to pull out a thrilling overtime win. The Purdue offense is averaging 26 points per game with 154.2 rushing yards and 275 passing yards per game. David Blough is completing 57.3% of his passes for 1298 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions for Purdue. Markell Jones has rushed for 339 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Brian Lankford-Johnson has rushed for 190 yards and 2 scores for the Boilermakers. Domonique Young has caught 29 passes for 338 yards and 1 touchdown, while DeAngelo Yancey has caught 22 passes for 299 yards and 2 touchdowns for Purdue. The Purdue defense is giving up 31.4 points per game with 244.2 rushing yards and 187.4 passing yards per game. Navon Mosley has led the Purdue defense with 32 tackles, while Leroy Clark has added 30 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. J.D. Dellinger has gone 4-7 on field goals, with a long of 37 yards.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-2 (2-1) this season after beating Minnesota by a score of 14-7 in their last game. Iowa has been disappointing on offense this season and will have an uphill battle in the Big Ten Race after dropping games against Northwestern and North Dakota State. The Iowa offense is averaging 27.8 points per game with 149.2 rushing yards and 189 passing yards per game. C.J. Beathard is completing 60.3% of his passes for 9 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Iowa. LeShun Daniels has rushed for 439 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Akrum Wadley has added 416 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns for the Hawkeyes. Riley McCarron has caught 20 passes for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns, while George Kittle has caught 15 passes for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns for Iowa. The Iowa defense is giving up 16.5 points per game with 169.3 rushing yards and 179.2 passing yards per game. Josey Jewell has led the Iowa defense with 54 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and .5 sacks, while Brandon Snyder has added 41 tackles and 2 interceptions. Keith Duncan has gone 4-4 on field goals for Iowa, with a long of 28 yards.
Iowa is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. The under is 4-1 in Iowa’s last 5 games. Purdue is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 October games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-0 in Purdue’s last 4 conference games. The road team is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Purdue comes into this game playing better than I thought they would this season, while Iowa has been somewhat of a disappointment. Iowa has struggled at times on offense this season, but their defense has been able to keep them in games. I think Iowa will be able to have success on offense against a below average Purdue defense and I am picking them to get the win on the road.