Purdue (@1.22) vs Nevada (@4.5)

Our Prediction:

Purdue will win

Purdue – Nevada Match Prediction | 27-08-2019 21:30

The Wolf Pack ranks 88th in passing in the League. Nevada played on a 3-3-5 defensive formation and will be searching to replace the total sacks of Malik reed and Korey Rush. The team concluded at 8-5 win/loss tally and a 5-3 card in the Mountain West Conference. Nevada aims to follow through with their accomplishments in last years games that they won.

He caught 114 passes for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns last year. Their passing attack ranked 11th nationally at 307.5 yards per game. Their pass defense was among the worst in the country, giving up 284.7 yards per game. He is dealing with a knee injury, but is expected to play tonight. He also rushed for 213 yards. Defensively, Purdue gave up 30 points and 452.6 yards per game. Sindelar has one of the top receivers in the nation to work with in Rondale Moore. The Boilermakers put up 30.5 points and 443.9 yards per game on offense last year. The team has a new starting QB as David Blough graduated after throwing for 3,705 yards last season. Elijah Sindelar is the new starter.

The Purdue Boilermakers travel to MacKay Stadium to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Friday, August 30, 2019. The Wolf Pack had an over/under record of 5-8-0 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread. The Boilermakers had an ATS record of 7-6-0 last season while their over/under record was 7-6-0. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 6.5 point favorites.

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Purdues defense was the second-worst in the Big 10 last season as their defensive backs couldnt stop any opponent. Its a brand new season and a new team but there are questions whether the Purdue Boilermakers are past their 14-63 blowout Bowl Game loss to Auburn last season. With Vanderbilt and TCU next on their schedule before heading to Big 10 action, this game is a big one for the Boilermakers. Purdue heads to this match against Nevada as the football betting favorite and because of that, the program has the opportunity to have a good start to erase that humiliating defeat.

On the ground Purdue ran for 1,773 yards as a team, which ranked 100th in the country. They ran 400 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. As a team they accumulated a total of 283 1st downs last year, placing them 42nd overall as an offensive unit. The Purdue Boilermakers were 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 397 last year. They ran 909 plays last season for 5,771 yards, which ranked them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Boilermakers were penalized on offense 81 times for 837 yards last season, which had them 53rd in the nation in penalties. The Boilermakers averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 21st in college football.

They had 83 penalties for 702 yards on defense last year. Nevada was 68th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 350. They gave up a total of 5,038 yards on D, which was 69th in the nation. That placed them 69th in Division 1. The Nevada Wolf Pack rush defense gave up 510 attempts for 1,846 yards last season, putting them in 38th place in the country against the run. The Wolf Pack were 42nd in yards per play allowed with 5.3. The Nevada Wolf Pack pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,192 yards in the air, which was 101st overall in total pass defense. Opponent offenses completed 267 throws on 449 attempts against the Nevada defense last season, ranking them 111th and 105th in the country.


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This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 58 points. According to the latest oddsmakers, Purdue is favored on the road, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -10.5 points against Nevada. The public betting currently has 62 percent going on Purdue as the road favorite.

The team is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 matches played on August and 4 out of 5 games went over the totals played on week 1. The team has Matt Brohm as head coach on its third year. Purdue has the intimidating LBs Markus Bailey and Ben Holt to tackle whoever goes in the defensive wall sat up by the team. The Boilermakers has an average of 443.9 yards of total offense scoring 30.5 points per game while letting 452.6 yards with 30 points per game for opponents in the last season.

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

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. Nevada also played quite well last season, going 8-5 overall to finish second in the Mountain West Conference behind Fresno State. The Wolf Pack even managed to beat Arkansas State in the Arizona Bowl, delighting the partisan crowd with a 16-13 victory. 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. Strong should get a ton of help on offense from electrifying RB Toa Taua, who rushed for 872 yards and six touchdowns last season.

That ranked them 47th in the NCAA in punting average. The Nevada Wolf Pack tried 21 field goals last year and made 16, which was 48th in college football. The Nevada Wolf Pack averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 58th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,110. They returned 16 kicks for 293 yards on special teams, which put them 120th in kick return yardage. Wolf Pack kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 43 for 48 last season. Nevada was 70th in the country in punt returns with 17 last season. They totaled 215 punt return yards and averaged 12.6 yards per return, which was 24th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71%. Their punters accumulated 2,883 yards on 68 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt.