At the onset of the new season, Purdue was seen as a potential dark horse challenger in the Big Ten West. Head coach Jeff Brohm chose to stay at West Lafayette instead of a bolt for his home of Louisville. Brohm led the Boilers to back to back bowl games and got a mega-contract to remain. Cause by this did Purdue fans and gamblers step out on the Boilermakers for college football betting games. All of which makes last week’s 34-31 loss at Nevada disappointing. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt was tough but outmanned in a 30-6 home loss to superpower Georgia.
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Purdue Boilermakers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, September 7, 2019, Noon ET|
|Location:||Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana|
|Vanderbilt vs. Purdue TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Vanderbilt vs. Purdue Overview
Last week was more of the same for Vanderbilt. Georgia took apart Vandy 30-6 as 22-point road chalks. And UGA fans took over the stadium that became nearly all red. To illuminate the Commodores lack of offense remains an eyesore. By contrast, Purdue’s defense is a college football betting games liability. Consider the Boilermakers blew a 31-14 third-quarter lead at Nevada. Freshman Brandon Talton kicked a 56-yard game-winning field goal at the gun. He was awarded a full-ride scholarship in the locker room afterward. In sum, it was a gut-wrenching start to the season for Purdue.
Despite the painful loss at Nevada, there were some positives for Purdue. Quarterback Elijah Sindelar (34/52, 423 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT) had a strong opening night performance. Superstar wide receiver Rondale Moore (11 REC, 124 YDS, 1 TD) validated himself as a sportsbook asset. Running-back Zander Horvath (19 ATT, 66 YDS) kept the defense honest. Of great concern is a defense that was unable to protect a large late lead. Brohm remains respected for his offensive mind. But to give away a sure win could prove costly.
Vandy Not so Dandy
At the beginning of their game against Georgia, it was obvious Vanderbilt was totally outclassed. The Commodores never head a chance. To show the Bulldogs outgained Vanderbilt 482-225 with a humiliating 30-6 first down advantage. In his sixth season on the job head coach Derek Mason is yet to develop a reliable offense. In brief that does not bode well for a matchup at Purdue.
Vanderbilt And Purdue Against the Spread
The Commodores are:
- 5-1-1 against the spread on the road
- 1-4 under the total away from home
- 2-1 vs. the odds in games with Big Ten teams
- Under the total in two of three games vs. Big Ten schools
The Boilermakers are:
- 6-3 against the spread at Ross-Ade Stadium
- 6-2 over the total in their last eight home games
- 3-2 vs. the odds in games with Southeastern Conference teams
- 3-1 over the total in games with the SEC
College Football Betting Games Picks
In this situation, Purdue will have special college football betting games Motivation. More emphatically the Boilermakers have much to prove and atone for. As for Vanderbilt, they lack the offense to stay in this one.
Vanderbilt Vs. Purdue College Football Betting Games Pick: Purdue Boilermakers
Vanderbilt Vs. Purdue College Football Betting Games Score Prediction: Purdue 31, Vanderbilt 10
Catch highlights of Purdue’s heartbreaker at Nevada last week!