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Purdue vs. Minnesota: Odds & How To Watch

Purdue needs to figure some things out with a tough one coming up

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Since both Jeff Brohm and PJ Fleck came to the Big Ten in 2017, the Minnesota head coach has had Purdue’s number. Jeff Brohm is just 1-4 against the Golden Gophers, with the lone victory coming in each of their debut seasons.

Unfortunately for Purdue, this Minnesota team looks like one of the better squads they’ve had during that time frame as well. Coming off of a lackluster win over Florida Atlantic, the Boilermakers are in an odd place. Aidan O’Connell’s status remains a question and Purdue has other injury questions scattered around the roster.

DraftKings Sportsbook has Purdue as a 12-point underdog at the time of this writing. If Aidan O’Connell remains out, it is tough to see a scenario in which the Boilermakers can cover that. However, if Purdue’s star quarterback ends up playing, you should jump all over the line that figures to move even more between now and Saturday afternoon.

A few more things to consider when betting this game; Purdue has covered the spread just once this season, while Minnesota has done so in every game they’ve played. Minnesota has also been favored in all four of their games, making them 4-0 as the favorite. Purdue on the other hand is 2-0 when they are the favorite (Indiana State and Florida Atlantic) and 0-2 when they are the underdog (Penn State and Syracuse).

There are many reasons to believe you should stay away from this game in a betting sense if you are a Purdue fan. That just means you can sit back and enjoy the game (maybe), and here is how you do so:

GameDay Vitals

Opponent Wisconsin Badgers (3-4, 1-3)
Opponent Wisconsin Badgers (3-4, 1-3)
Stadium Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
Capacity 80,321
Surface FieldTurf
Mascot Bucky the Badger
Tickets $50 on Stubhub
Kickoff Time 3:30pm EST
Online Streaming ESPN
Satellite Radio Sirius XM Channel 196
Odds Wisconsin -2.5 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.
All-Time Series Wisconsin leads 51-29-8
Last Purdue Win 26-23 at Wisconsin on 10/18/2003
Last Wisconsin Win 30-13 at Purdue on 10/23/2021
SB Nation Blog Representation Bucky's 5th Quarter
Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy, 68 degrees as a high
2021 Wisconsin Postseason Beat Arizona State 20-13 in Las Vegas Bowl
Coach Jim Leonhard (1-1 as interim coach)
Is the H&R Staff Attending? No

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.