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TCU Horned Frogs vs. Purdue Boilermakers NCAA Football Betting

Posted by: Mike Davis
TCU Horned Frogs Vs. Purdue Boilermakers NCAAF Betting Picks, odds and game preview

To begin with, the TCU and Purdue matchup is about to outstanding coaches. Gary Patterson and Jeff Brohm have passed the ultimate college football test. They have won at schools, that lacked consistent winning traditions. To be exact Patterson has led TCU to its most successful era in school history. Brohm has again made Purdue a respected betting on college football program. On Saturday these two will collide as they continue their quests for another bowl bid. TCU is coming off an uncharacteristically mediocre season. While Purdue is coming off a bowl season that was marked with inconsistency.

TCU Horned Frogs Vs. Purdue Boilermakers

When: Saturday, September 14, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
TV: BTN
Stream: FOX
TCU Horned Frogs Vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
TCU -1 (-110) -120
Purdue +1 (-110) EV
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TCU Horned Frogs

Following a 39-7 home win over Arkansas Pine Bluff TCU went on a bye week. Freshman quarterback Max Duggan couldn’t have had a better start in his Horned Frogs debut. Duggan takes over a team that was lackluster on offense last year. But because of Patterson’s strong recruiting a recovery is expected. Specifically, the defense has been the trademark that has made TCU a national power under Patterson. By reason of the program’s consistency, the Horned Frogs are considered a top alternative to Oklahoma and Texas in the Big 12 race.

Players to Watch: QB Max Duggan (70% COMP, 165 YDS, 7.2 AVG, 1 TD, 0 INT, 144.2 RTG), RB Sewo Olonilua (7 RSH, 50 YDS, 7.1 YPC, 0 TD), RB Darwin Barlow (8 ATT, 45 YDS, 5.5 YPC, 1 TD), RB Darius Anderson (6 ATT, 28 YDS, 4.7 YPC, 0 TD), WR TreVontae Hights (8 REC, 108 YDS, 13.5 YPC, 0 TD), Jalen Reagor (5 REC, 71 YDS, 14.2 YPC, 1 TD)

Purdue Boilermakers

First-week results were gut-wrenching for Purdue. To be exact Nevada rallied with a second-half comeback to sore a 34-31 upset. Brandon Talton kicked a 56-yard field goal to win the game for the Wolf Pack. Last week was a much more impressive performance. The Boilermakers clobbered Vanderbilt 42-24 as Elijah Sindelar threw for 509 yards and five touchdowns. Superstar WR Rondale Moore hauled in 13 catches for 220 yards and a touchdown. Defense remains a constant concern for Brohm and company. To illuminate Nevada’s 17-point second-half comeback exploited the weakness.

Players to Watch: QB Elijah Sindelar (65% COMP, 932 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 9 TD, 3 INT, 163.5 RTG, 11 RSH, 36 YDS, 3.3 YPC, 1 TD), RB Zander Horvath (8 RSH, 15 YDS, 1.9 YPC, 3 REC, 13 YDS, 4.3 YPC, 0 TD), WR Rondale Moore (24 REC, 344 YDS, 14.3 YPC, 2 TD), David Bell (5 REC, 131 YDS, 26.2 YPC, 1 TD), TE Brycen Hopkins (9 REC, 125 YDS, 13.9 YPC, 3 TD), WR Amad Anderson Jr (10 REC, 104 YDS, 10.4 YPC, 0 TD)

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Numbers

Trends

TCU Horned Frogs

3-5 ATS as an away team
2-7 under the total in their last 9 road tilts
2-3 in their last five games against Big Ten Conference teams
1-4 under the total in matchups with the Big Ten
1-2 ATS on the road in matchups vs. the Big Ten

Purdue Boilermakers

6-3 ATS in their last nine home games
6-2 over the total in their last 8 games at Ross-Ade Stadium
2-1 ATS in games vs. Big 12 schools
2-1 over the total vs. the Big 12

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Picks

Commencing with the TCU defense and Purdue offense does this game offer a stark contrast. As mentioned earlier TCU has dropped as a bet on sports value on the road. By contrast, Purdue has been a reliable bet at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Score Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers 31, TCU Horned Frogs 24