Big Ten CFB Picks: Purdue vs Rutgers 11/28/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Big Ten CFB Picks: Purdue vs Rutgers 11/28/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-4) at Purdue Boilermakers (2-2)

College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)

The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -11 -- Over/Under: 60 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Purdue Boilermakers host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights when they meet Saturday in week 13 Big Ten college football action at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost five of their last six road games. Noah Vedral is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,100 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Vedral has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Bo Melton and Shameen Jones have combined for 662 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Aron Cruickshank has 28 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 127.8 yards per contest, and Isaih Pacheco leads the way with 329 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 36.8 points and 434 yards per game. Olakunle Fatukasi leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 65 tackles, Mohamed Toure has three sacks and Tre Avery has one interception.

The Purdue Boilermakers also need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Purdue Boilermakers have five of their last eight home games. Aidan O'Connell is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 916 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Sindelar has two or more touchdown passes in six straight games. David Bell and Milton Wright have combined for 691 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Zander Horvath has 22 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 79 yards per contest, and Zander Horvath leads the way with 320 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 26.3 points and 404.5 yards per game. Derrick Barnes leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 36 tackles, George Karlaftis has two sacks and Cam Allen has two interceptions.

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The Scarlet Knights are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass. The Boilermakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The over is 4-1 in Scarlet Knights last 5 games overall. The over is 24-11 in Boilermakers last 35 home games. 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights may not be getting the results they want, but they're a better team they've been in the past, which includes taking Michigan to overtime last week. The Purdue Boilermakers are a team I've been high on the last couple of years, but they're coming off back-to-back shaky performances and the offense struggles to finish drives due to absolutely no running game. There's only five teams in the country that rush for fewer yards per game than Purdue. Rutgers will be able to hang around in this contest.

Give me Rutgers and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Rutgers Scarlet Knights +11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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