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Minnesota vs. Purdue prediction, odds, line: 2022 Week 5 college football picks, best bets from proven model

The Purdue Boilermakers (2-2) hit the road to take on the red-hot No. 21 Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) in a Big Ten battle on Saturday afternoon. The Boilermakers narrowly escaped with a win last week, defeating Florida Atlantic 28-26. Minnesota just torched Michigan State 34-7 in East Lansing. Minnesota leads the all-time series 41-33-3 and has beaten Purdue in eight of the last nine meetings between the programs.

Kickoff from Huntington Bank Stadium in Minnesota is set for noon ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Golden Gophers at -12 in Purdue vs. Minnesota odds, while the over/under for total points is 52. Before making any Minnesota vs. Purdue picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of more than $3,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Purdue vs. Minnesota and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college football odds and trends for Minnesota vs. Purdue:

  • Purdue vs. Minnesota spread: Minnesota -12 
  • Purdue vs. Minnesota over/under: 52 points  
  • Purdue vs. Minnesota money line: Minnesota -455, Purdue +345 
  • PUR: Over is 6-0 in Boilermakers’ last six games following a straight-up win 
  • MINN: Golden Gophers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in October 
  • Purdue vs. Minnesota picks: See picks here

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Why Minnesota can cover

The Golden Gophers have been flying to the ball defensively. This unit is making things extremely difficult for opposing offenses. Through four games, they are ranked second in the country in scoring. Minnesota is also ranked first in the nation in total yards allowed (187.8), third in rushing yards allowed (61.8) and second in passing yards allowed (126). 

Minnesota hasn’t given up more than 10 points to be scored in any game thus far. Senior linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin is all over the field for this unit. Sori-Marin is very instinctive and fast for the Golden Gophers. He’s first on the team in total tackles (25). In his last outing, the Illinois native secured a season-high nine tackles. 

Why Purdue can cover

The Boilermakers have an exciting and effective offense. Purdue is second in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (311) while averaging 36 points per game. They may be without senior quarterback Aidan O’Connell who has an undisclosed injury. Senior quarterback Austin Burton showcased his ability to step up and have command of the offense. 

Last week, Burton went 21 of 29 for 166 yards with three passing touchdowns. Senior Charlie Jones is a smooth route runner and a secure possession receiver. Jones has natural hands with the ability to track the ball extremely well downfield. The Illinois native is first in the nation in receptions (41), third in receiving yards (533), and tied for first in receiving touchdowns (7). On Sept. 17, he recorded 11 catches for 188 yards and a score. 

How to make Purdue vs. Minnesota picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 55 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine

So who wins Purdue vs. Minnesota? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out. 

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