What do you think the line will be for the Purdue game?

What will the line be for the Purdue game?

  • Purdue -4+

    Votes: 12 16.2%
  • Purdue -3

    Votes: 17 23.0%
  • Purdue -2

    Votes: 8 10.8%
  • Purdue -1

    Votes: 3 4.1%
  • Pickem

    Votes: 6 8.1%
  • Gophers -1

    Votes: 5 6.8%
  • Gophers-2

    Votes: 9 12.2%
  • Gophers -3

    Votes: 10 13.5%
  • Gophers -4

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Gophers -5+

    Votes: 3 4.1%

  • Total voters
    74

die hard gopher

Active member
I'll say Gophers -3. I'm expecting Sindelar to play and I wouldn't expect Brohm to tell us if he isn't but if he isn't then I'd think it'd be gophers -6 or so. My confidence in this game is about the same as it was going into the Fresno game where we were 3-3.5 favorites.
 

RememberMurray

Active member
According to what I've heard about the basic oddsmaker formula, Purdue will get about 3 points for being the home team.

I'm guessing Purdue -5 to open.
 

MGGopher

Active member
I saw that. That said, I think we'll lose by 15+. I'll still watch, but I think it will be ugly.


I know you never said it wasn't an opinion, but that meme is just too perfect :)

I'd be curious on your reasons for why you think it'll get ugly. From what I've seen of Purdue, they're very average in a lot of areas: running the ball, pass pro, stopping the run chief among them. THe strength of their team (racking up lots of passing yards) seems to align with the strength of our D (solid cover CBs and a couple good pass rushers). Plus, they seem a little banged up.

I'm not ready to make a prediction because I'd like to see how healthy both teams are next week -- and also see how some of their opponents fare on Saturday -- but I have a hard time envisioning a blowout for either team.
 

MnplsGopher

Active member


I know you never said it wasn't an opinion, but that meme is just too perfect :)

I'd be curious on your reasons for why you think it'll get ugly. From what I've seen of Purdue, they're very average in a lot of areas: running the ball, pass pro, stopping the run chief among them. THe strength of their team (racking up lots of passing yards) seems to align with the strength of our D (solid cover CBs and a couple good pass rushers). Plus, they seem a little banged up.

I'm not ready to make a prediction because I'd like to see how healthy both teams are next week -- and also see how some of their opponents fare on Saturday -- but I have a hard time envisioning a blowout for either team.
Football is the biggest fake-you-out sport.

Maryland didn't look great going into the game last year. Lost to Temple at home pretty convincingly.
 

Otis

Active member
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict the line for the Gopher-Purdue game will be Shluester, Andries, Olson, Dunlap, and Faalele.
 

die hard gopher

Active member
This might be the most even poll among 10 different options I have ever seen on Gopherhole. Very interesting seeing the wide range of predictions. Most GH polls usually only have 1-2 obvious answers.
 

SixBySix

Member
Gophers would definitely be favorites at a neutral site. Only question in my mind is if they would give ~5 points or ~2 points, which could flip the money-line. Remember that Purdue has had arguably the worst start relative to expectations in the Big 10, and a banged-up QB.
 

hello-world

Active member
Gopher SP+ is 7.3.
Purdue SP+ is 2.8.
That implies a line of Gophers -1.5 on the road. It should be pretty close to even money depending on injury news.

People that are voting Purdue -4 are dumb unless they have inside injury info.
 
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Ogee Oglethorpe

Over Macho Grande?
Purdue -2

Good rule of thumb to follow that some of the wise guys go with; assuming 3 points for home field, flip the home field and see if that makes sense. Purdue (-2) at home would flip to the Gophers (-4) at home, which I think is about right.
 
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