Purdue (@1.22) vs Nevada (@4.1)
28-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Purdue will win

Purdue – Nevada Match Prediction | 28-08-2019 21:30

Purdues most recent outing was a 63-14 thrashing at the hands of Auburn in the Music City Bowl, a game in which the Boilermakers gave up 56 points by halftime and yielded 586 yards overall. After that, the Boilermakers will be looking for improvement across the board after giving up a horrifying 452 yards per game last season, 113th in the final national rankings. Clearly, no defensive help will be turned away in West Lafayette.

That ranked them 126th in the nation. They surrendered a total of 5,931 yards on D, which was 120th in Division 1. Opposing offenses completed 302 passes on 484 attempts against the Purdue Boilermakers defense last season, placing them 127th and 124th in the country. Purdue was 92nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 390 last season. The Boilermakers were ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. The Purdue pass defense also gave up a total of 3,747 yards through the air, which was 129th overall in total pass defense. The Boilermakers committed 96 penalties for 965 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. Their rushing defense allowed 499 attempts for 2,183 yards last year, putting them in 70th place in D-1 against the run.

However, I think Purdues offense has too much firepower for the Wolf Pack to take. Purdues defensive line is going to take over in the second half as they will come up with enough stops on third down to halt the Nevada offense from scoring. The Boiler Makers offense should take charge in the fourth as they pull away to win this game. I expect Nevada to play strong early on as they will feed off the crowd.

Vegas Free NCAAF Betting Pick: Purdue -10

He saved some of his best performances for late in the season, so I expect him to hit the ground running as a sophomore. As a receiver, runner, and returner, Moore had over 2,200 all-purpose yards last season. In addition to Sindelar giving Purdue a quarterback with some experience, the Boilermakers also have one of the most electric playmakers in the country in Rondale Moore.

Second year RB Toa Tua ran for 872 yards and 6 TDs last year and will lead the offense in their matches. While in Reno, Nevada, the Wolf Pack had eight wins in the last season of the NCAAF finishing off with a 16-13 bowl win versus Arkansas State. QB Freshman Carson Strong beat transferee Malik Henry to start for their season opener.

While I expect Nevada to be competitive in this game, I like Purdue to pull away in the second half. Both teams will have some success on offense, but itll be tough for the Wolf Pack to keep up over four quarters. I like my chances leaning toward Purdue to cover 10 points. The Boilermakers have the more experienced quarterback and more explosive playmakers.

The gambling community often has plenty to talk about, however, and tonight BetOnline.ag released some of the opening lines for the for the season. Were 82 days away from kickoff of the 2019 football season and there really is not a lot ot write about in the offseason. They have Purdue as a nine point favorite in the season opener at Nevada. Surprisingly, Purdue is a relatively big favorite on the road in week one.

Nevada Wolf Pack VS Purdue Boilermakers

Purdues RBs Tario Fuller (jaw) and Richie Worship (knees) will be out of this bowl game nursing their health back. DE Dom Peterson will be on the bench with a shoulder injury while RB Devontee Lee is not suiting up with a knee problem. The Boilermakers have a solid lineup of WRs which the secondary line of the Wolf Pack will find hard to stop. Nevadas QB Malik Henry (hamstring) is not sure to play against the Wolf Pack while QB Christian Solano (hand) is out of this game. Purdue Boilermakers vs Nevada Wolf Pack. Predicted to win this game is Purdue to a score of 41-20. The NCAAF Pick for this game is the Purdue Boilermakers -10.5.

Sindelar split time with Blough two years ago and passed for over 2,000 yards, tossing 18 touchdowns to just seven interceptions. He has big-time arm strength, which will allow the Boilermakers to take chances down the field against a Nevada secondary that is replacing a lot of key contributors from last season. Purdue may have lost starting quarterback David Blough, but Elijah Sindelar should be ready to step in without skipping a beat.

The Wolf Pack even managed to beat Arkansas State in the Arizona Bowl, delighting the partisan crowd with a 16-13 victory. Nevada also played quite well last season, going 8-5 overall to finish second in the Mountain West Conference behind Fresno State. Redshirt freshman QB Carson Strong impressed the coaching staff enough in camp to beat out Last Chance U hopeful Malik Henry for the starting job. While Taua will likely carry the bulk of the load offensively, Strong could have a big year if he can find chemistry with receivers Kaleb Fossum and Romeo Doubs. Strong should get a ton of help on offense from electrifying RB Toa Taua, who rushed for 872 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Purdue Boilermakers kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 last year. They returned 40 kicks for 737 yards on special teams, ranking 34th in kick return yardage. The Purdue Boilermakers attempted 25 field goals last season and made 20, which was 14th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 76%. That placed them 44th in Division 1 in punting average. Purdue was ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 14 last year. The Boilermakers averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 32nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,588. Their punters totaled 2,642 yards on 62 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. They accumulated 81 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 105th in college football.

Purdue Opens as Favorite at Nevada

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