This ESPN televised contest has the potential to be very high scoring as both teams have potent offenses that can impact college football odds. College football betting lines has the Irish as 7-point favorites with a total of 60 at the sports book. The Irish lead the all-time college football betting lines series against Purdue 52-26-2.
Neither Notre Dame nor Purdue has been very impressive this season in college football odds. The Irish just got by Michigan State last week while Purdue fell at home to Northern Illinois. Notre Dame has been winning in college football betting lines with an explosive offense. They are averaging 34 points per game and 479 total yards per game. Quarterback Jimmy Clausen has completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 951 yards and nine touchdowns. His production is going to go down though as he is dealing with a turf toe injury and he has lost his best wide receiver for the season. Michael Floyd broke his collarbone and is out for the season.
The problem for Notre Dame in college football betting lines is a leaky defense that is giving up 22.7 points per game. If not for a shutout of Nevada in the opener the numbers would be even worse. The defense should be tested by Purdue and quarterback Joey Elliott who has completed 61 percent of his passes for 674 yards and four touchdowns. He has thrown five interceptions though. Purdue is averaging 36.3 points per game. It is easy to see why Saturday’s game in college football betting lines could be a shootout.
Notre Dame has actually been better on the road in college football betting lines than at home. The Fighting Irish are 6-1 in college football betting lines at the sportsbook in their last 7 games as a road favorite. They have struggled in college football odds against the Big 10 of late. The Fighting Irish are 3-7 in college football betting lines in their last 10 vs. the Big Ten.
Purdue has problems of their own versus the college football betting lines. The Boilermakers are 2-5-1 in college football odds vs. a team with a winning record. They are 1-4-1 vs. the sports book college football betting lines in their last 6 games as a home underdog.