Purdue-Minnesota Betting Preview

The college football lineup has four games on the schedule for today with the prime time matchup coming in the Big Ten where the Purdue Boilermakers will hit the road to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Boilermakers (2-1; No. 39 in the Dunkel Index) are trying to bounce back from their first loss of the season following last week's 27-20 defeat against Northwestern. Jeff Brohm's team comes into the contest with a Dunkel road rating of 95.613.  Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 road games and 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games following an ATS loss. 

The Golden Gophers (1-3; No. 34 in the Dunkel Index) have continued to come up short in expectations and were thoroughly dominated at home last week by the Iowa Hawkeyes in a 35-7 loss. P.J. Fleck's squad comes in with a Dunkel home rating of 86.510. Minnesota is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 conference games.

Vegas has made the Boilermakers a slight 2.5-point favorite and Dunkel is backing Purdue as a 9-point favorite. Dunkel also has the score total (56.236) coming in slightly under the Vegas total of 60. 

Dunkel's Pick: Purdue (-2.5; Under).

To get all of this week's college football picks, visit our FBS picks page that can be found under the Football category above. In addition, Dunkel's FCS picks for Saturday are below:

Stephen F. Austin at Memphis
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Dunkel Ratings: Stephen F. Austin 62.280; Memphis 83.677
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 21.5; 68.369
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 30.5; 59.5
Dunkel Pick: Stephen F. Austin (+30.5; Over)

North Alabama at BYU
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Dunkel Ratings: North Alabama 49.187; BYU 105.849
Dunkel Line & Total: BYU by 57; 57.012
Vegas Line & Total: BYU by 47.5; 59
Dunkel Pick: BYU (-47.5; Under)

Western Carolina at Eastern Kentucky
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Dunkel Ratings: Western Carolina 45.025; Eastern Kentucky 54.996
Dunkel Line & Total: Eastern Kentucky by 10; 49.101
Vegas Line & Total: Eastern Kentucky by 7.5; 56.5
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Kentucky (.7.5; Under)

Abilene Christian at Virginia
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Dunkel Ratings: Abilene Christian 52.885; Virginia 90.378
Dunkel Line & Total: Virginia by 37.5; 63.609
Vegas Line & Total: Virginia by 39.5; 61
Dunkel Pick: Abilene Christian (+39.5; Over)