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College Football Betting Preview: Michigan Wolverines vs. Purdue Boilermakers

November 4, 2023


A rematch of the 2022 Big Ten Championship will be played on Saturday evening when the Purdue Boilermakers travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to face the 2nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 PM ET and airing nationally on NBC.

The Purdue Boilermakers enter this game with a record of 2-6 and are on a three-game losing streak following a 14-31 loss on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers while failing to cover the 1-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. Purdue scored 14 points while compiling a total of 195 yards offensively which included 99 passing yards and 96 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 277 total yards defensively which included 122 passing yards and 155 rushing yards. Hudson Card led the team in passing, completing 16 of 32 targets for 100 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 22 yards on 11 attempts. Devin Mockobee led the team in rushing with seven carries for 42 yards. Jayden Dixon-Veal led the team in receiving, catching four of six targets for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Michigan enters this game ranked 2nd in the AP Poll and 2nd in the Coaches Poll with a record of 8-0 following a 49-0 win on the road against the Michigan State Spartans while covering the 25.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 8 of the college football season. The Wolverines scored 49 points while compiling a total of 477 yards offensively which included 357 passing yards and 120 rushing yards while shutting out the Spartans and allowing 182 total yards defensively which included 133 passing yards and 49 rushing yards. J.J. McCarthy led the team in passing, completing 21 of 27 attempts for 287 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for eight yards on three attempts. Blake Corum led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 17 yards. AJ Barner led the team in receiving, catching eight of nine targets for 99 yards and a touchdown. 

BookMaker has the Michigan Wolverines listed as 32-point favorites at home against the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday evening in week 10 of the college football season. Michigan has won eight of the last ten including the previous five meetings in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 4-0 ATS in the last four games of the series. The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-6 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS on the road, 2-4 ATS as an underdog, and 1-4 ATS in conference games this season while the Michigan Wolverines are 4-3-1 ATS overall, 1-3-1 ATS at home, 4-3-1 ATS as a favorite, and 4-0-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Michigan has dominated the series as of late, winning the previous five meetings while also going 4-1 ATS in those matchups. The Wolverines have also been one of the best teams in the Big Ten at covering the spread in their conference games going 4-0-1 ATS while the Boilermakers have struggled to cover the spread in their conference games going 1-4 ATS. Lay the points with the Michigan Wolverines when they host the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Michigan Wolverines -32