Syracuse Orange (2-0) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (1-1)
Syracuse Orange vs. Purdue Boilermakers 9/16/23 – Syracuse will face off against Purdue Boilermakers for an enthralling Week 3 showdown on Saturday, September 16th, 2023. Both teams come into this contest from different experiences–Syracuse boasts a perfect 2-0 record, while Purdue currently sits at 1-1–promising intense action and drama throughout.
Syracuse has shown impressive offensive capabilities this season, led by Running Back LeQuint Allen’s impressive 24-carry performance for 127 yards at an average of 5.3 average rushing yards per attempt (AAR). Wide Receiver Umari Hatcher has contributed similarly with 9 receptions totaling 188 yards and one touchdown catch; these offensive threats provide Syracuse with balanced options while challenging Purdue’s defense to counter both ground and aerial attacks.
Purdue’s key running back Devin Mockobee stands out with 37 rushing attempts accumulating 155 yards, showing his ability to efficiently move the ball. Deion Burks has also made headlines for Purdue; five receptions from him yielded 170 yards with two being touchdown receptions; these performances could make an impactful statement about Purdue’s offense, and could play an integral role in deciding its success or defeat in this match-up. If you’re looking for the free daily NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Syracuse Orange vs. Purdue Boilermakers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET|
Garrett Shrader QB vs. Hudson Card QB
Garrett Shrader, Syracuse’s quarterback, has had a stellar start to the season, completing 37 of his 54 attempts for 543 passing yards. With a 68.5% completion rate and a passer rating of 179.8, Shrader is showcasing top-tier performance. His decision-making has been mostly spot-on, with 5 touchdowns and just 1 interception. However, Shrader does show some vulnerability under pressure, having been sacked once for a loss of 5 yards.
On the other side, Hudson Card has been Purdue’s man behind center. With 502 passing yards from 40 completions in 64 attempts, Card brings a 62.5% completion rate and a 138.7 passer rating to the table. Although efficient, Card has been somewhat limited in terms of touchdowns, with only 2 passing touchdowns thus far. He’s also taken a couple of sacks, indicating some vulnerability under duress.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse Orange -130, Total Odds: 57.5
The current betting odds favor Syracuse, but only slightly, with a -2.5 spread at -105 odds. Purdue’s moneyline is at +110, showing that they’re not far behind. The total for the game has been set at a relatively high 57.5, suggesting that we might be in for an offensive showdown. Given the recent trends for both teams, the Over might be a viable betting option for this match-up.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
Syracuse’s recent performances have been a mixed bag when it comes to betting. The total has gone over in 4 of their last 5 games, hinting at offensive prowess. However, their straight-up record leaves much to be desired, with a 3-6 outcome in their last 9 games and a dismal 5-15 in their last 20 road games. However, when it comes to playing in September, they are an impressive 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
For Purdue, the recent trends are not encouraging for bettors, especially against the spread, where they are 3-7 in their last 10 games. Even more concerning is their 0-5 ATS record in their last 5 home games. However, the total has gone over in 12 of their last 18 games, which correlates well with the high over/under set for this game.
Syracuse Orange vs. Purdue Boilermakers 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Based on the data, trends, and key player performances, this game looks to be a closely contested affair. However, Syracuse seems to be riding a better wave, particularly in September games. They also possess a more dynamic quarterback in Garrett Shrader, which could be the difference-maker.
For prop bets, consider wagering on Syracuse’s LeQuint Allen to score a rushing touchdown, given his current form. For the over/under, leaning toward the over seems reasonable, given both teams’ recent trend of high-scoring games. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Syracuse 35, Purdue 31.