Purdue vs. Iowa - 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: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Purdue Boilermakers play early Saturday afternoon in a Big Ten college football matchup at Ross-Ade Stadium on ESPN2.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look for their third road victory of the season to stay in the Big Ten West race. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won eight straight road games overall. C.J. Beathard is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 1,087 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Beathard has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Matt VandeBerg and George Kittle have combined for 533 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Riley McCarron has 20 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 149.1 yards per contest, and LeShun Daniels, Jr. leads the way with 439 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 16.5 points and 348.5 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Iowa Hawkeyes with 54 tackles, Anthony Nelson has four sacks and Brandon Snyder has two interceptions.
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The Purdue Boilermakers look for another strong victory to inch closer to a possible bowl appearance. The Purdue Boilermakers have one Big Ten home victory since the 2013 season. David Blough is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 1,298 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Blough has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Domonique Young and DeAngelo Yancey have combined for 637 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Stanley Morgan Jr. has 13 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 154.2 yards per contest, and Markell Jones leads the way with 339 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 31.4 points and 431.6 yards per game. Navon Mosley leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 32 tackles, Eddy Wilson has 2.5 sacks and Josh Hayes has one interception.
The Hawkeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Purdue and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Purdue.
Purdue was a team that had goals of making a bowl game this season and has to find ways to win games like this in order to make that a reality. Iowa was supposed to be one of the best teams in the Big Ten this season but in the last month, the Hawkeyes lost to North Dakota State and Northwestern, while beating Rutgers and Minnesota by a combined 14 points. The Boilermakers have to think they have a shot to compete in this game at the very least and possibly steal it in front of their home crowd.
Give me Purdue and the points.