Purdue Boilermakers (2-5) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-3)
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 10/28/23 – The clash at Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium on October 28 promises to be an exhilarating one as the Purdue Boilermakers prepare to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers. With Purdue having a 2-5 record and Nebraska showing slightly more momentum at 4-3, this matchup will surely have fans and bettors on edge. This high-stakes encounter provides ample opportunity for those seeking free college football tips.
Purdue’s season has not been without its challenges, yet they still boast standout players like Devin Mockobee – who boasts 478 rushing yards at an average of 4.6 yards per attempt and Deion Burks who boasts 418 receiving yards with an astounding average reception distance of 15.5 yards per catch – who have made their presence felt.
Conversely, Nebraska will enter this contest with confidence given their slightly better record. Running back Anthony Grant has amassed 302 rushing yards at an average of 4.3 yards per attempt while Billy Kemp IV has played an instrumental role in their aerial attack, tallying 216 receiving yards to ensure the ball stays moving downfield.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 10/28/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium|
Hudson Card QB vs. Heinrich Haarberg QB
Hudson Card has proven himself an essential member of his Boilermakers this season, boasting an impressive 60.6% completion rate to amass 1617 passing yards while dodging defenses and finding his receivers accurately. His longest throw spanned an impressive 84 yards – evidence that can turn games around. Unfortunately, however, vulnerabilities such as five interceptions and seventeen sacks have exposed some vulnerabilities for Nebraska’s defense to take advantage of and this matchup will put Card’s resilience and adaptability through Nebraska’s defensive playbook in particular.
On the opposite side, Heinrich Haarberg stands tall for Nebraska. Though his stats – 51% completion rate and 716 passing yards – might appear modest when compared with Card, they do not capture his contributions fully. Haarberg’s tenacity can be seen through his 56-yard throw which shows deep threat potential when needed. With 9 sacks endured and 4 interceptions committed this season against an aggressive Purdue defense which will likely come out hunting him down, his ability to make quick decisions under pressure as well as quickly identify and read their defensive tactics will play a vital part of Nebraska’s offensive efforts this weekend.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska Cornhuskers -140, Total Odds: 40
Looking at the betting odds, Nebraska seems to be the crowd’s favorite with a -140 moneyline. However, with Purdue’s spread being +2.5, there’s a marginal difference that suggests the match might be more competitive than the odds suggest. This should be taken into account for those looking to place bets.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue’s recent trends show some concerning figures. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games, and the total has consistently gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 matches. Their on-the-road performance has been a mix with a 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, but a concerning 3-8 ATS against Big Ten conference opponents.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
Nebraska, while having a more positive win-loss record, shows inconsistency in their ATS at 2-4 in their last six games. Remarkably, the total has gone UNDER in 12 of their last 16 games. Their home game performance shows the total going UNDER in 7 out of the last 9, making it a trend to note for bettors.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 10/28/23 Betting Picks
Considering the stats and recent performances, this is bound to be a closely contested matchup. The Cornhuskers might have the edge in overall performance, but the Boilermakers have a history of upsetting the odds, especially against Nebraska.
For those looking for elite predictions today, the total going UNDER seems to be a consistent trend for both teams, making it a potential safe bet. However, considering the slight inconsistencies in Nebraska’s play, a prop bet on Purdue could be worth the risk.
Free Pick and Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers 20, Purdue Boilermakers 17.