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2020 Purdue Boilermakers Football Betting Predictions


Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds & Forecast

2020 Purdue Win Total Odds

Purdue 2020 wins: Over 5.5 (+100) or Under 5.5 (-121)

The good news on the horizon for Boilermakers fans in 2020 is the idea that they are expected to have a better campaign this time around. A two-win jump from year to the next is far from unheard of in college football – even from the 'lessers' in the Big 10 – and it's not like the Boilermakers don't have some talent. The best news for 'over' potential here does come from their schedule though, as it is laid out for them to get back to a Bowl game in 2020.

2020 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sept. 5 at Nebraska
  • Week 2 - Sept. 12 vs. Memphis
  • Week 3 - Sept. 19 vs. Air Force
  • Week 4 - Sept. 26 at Boston College
  • Week 6 - Oct. 10 vs. Rutgers
  • Week 7 - Oct. 17 vs. Illinois
  • Week 8 - Oct. 24 at Michigan
  • Week 9 - Oct. 31 vs. Northwestern
  • Week 10 - Nov. 7 at Minnesota
  • Week 11 - Nov. 14 vs. Wisconsin
  • Week 12 - Nov. 21 vs. Iowa
  • Week 13 - Nov. 28 at Indiana

There is no Ohio State or Penn State to deal with in cross-over conference play, and they get two of the favorites in their division – Wisconsin and Iowa – at home at the end of the year. If Purdue's season snowballs positively by then, at least one home upset is probably brewing.

To start the year off with a road trip to Nebraska is no easy feat, but should the Boilermakers pull off an upset there, they'll be off and running in 2020.

Purdue WR Rondale Moore is widely considered one of the best playmakers both in the Big 10 and in all of college football. (AP)

2020 Purdue Game of the Year Odds

  • Week 10 - Purdue (+12.5) at Minnesota

Yet, even with a jolt of hope from the schedule makers in 2020 for Purdue backers, things can come crashing back down to earth in a hurry when you see individual game odds. The only Game of the Year Odds up for the Boilermakers is their road trip to Minnesota in early November, a game that has them catching +12.5 points already.

It will be interesting to see what Purdue has shaped in terms of a 2020 identity by the time that games rolls around, as that is quite a few points for the Boilermakers to be getting.

Purdue Odds to win Big 10 West Division in 2020

Yes (+1600)

Purdue may be in store for a bit of improvement overall in 2020, but by no means are they likely ready to compete with the rest of the division/conference to get into the conference title picture. Programs are going to need a few more wins then the 4,5,6, or 7 wins Purdue likely bottoms and tops out at, and these odds just for the division suggest the same.

Purdue Odds to win Big 10 Championship

Yes (+5000)

Winning the West Division in 2020 is not likely at all for Purdue, but it's still light years more likely then them winning the Big 10 Championship all together. No chance they were to get through whomever comes out of the East division (Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State) if they were lucky enough to get there.

Purdue Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+25000)

With no chance to win the Big 10 title this year, considering a playoff run for Purdue is completely out of the question as well. Yes, college football teams can make significant jumps in wins from year-to-year, but no team ever goes from a four-win campaign to winning it all. Taking “yes” on this is just needlessly wounding your bankroll.

Purdue Odds for Players to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy

The Boilermakers currently have one player listed in the Heisman Trophy Odds betting market.

(Position, Big Ten Player, School, Odds)
  • WR Rondale Moore, Purdue 50/1

Purdue Boilermakers – Postseason Forecast

As sobering as those last few paragraphs have been for the Boilermakers 2020 outlook, it's not like saying they won't win the conference or national title is completely coming out of left field. Brohm's program does need to show signs of improvement under his leadership this season, and things are laid out for that to be the case for Purdue this season.

A schedule that sets up rather well with some upset potential spots, should have 2020 be a year where Purdue does get to at least that six-win mark to go Bowling. It will be an early Bowl season game for them, but at that point, I'm sure Brohm will just be plenty happy to get all those extra Bowl practices in to build for 2021.

Purdue Boilermakers Season Prediction

There is enough to like about Purdue in 2020 to be rather optimistic about their prospects relative to realistic outcomes. The schedule sets up for them well, they'll get explosive playmaker Rondale Moore back healthy, and will see where that takes them.

The only future worthy of consideration is to go 'over' that 5.5 win total at the plus-money price. Six wins is a feat that can be achieved with this 2020 team if they remain a very tough out at home, and that's exactly who I expect them to be this year. Six or seven wins is what I've projected Purdue to finish the year with, meaning that 'over' season win total bet is one worthy of investment.

Boilermakers 2019 Betting Recap

As one of the “lesser” programs in the Big 10 in terms of prestige and program history, a school like Purdue has a tough time competing at a high level on a yearly basis. The sad reality for Purdue football fans is the fact that they haven't performed anywhere near a high level for years now and 2019 was no different.

2019 Purdue Boilermakers Betting Results
Date Opponent Closing Line Total Result ATS
Aug 30 @Nevada Wolf Pack -11 58.5 Lost 31 - 34   Loss  / Over  
Sep 7 Vanderbilt Commodores -7 55.5 Won 42 - 24 Win / Over  
Sep 14 Texas Christian Horned Frogs 3 53 Lost 13 - 34 Loss  / Under  
Sep 28 Minnesota Golden Gophers -1 56 Lost 31 - 38 Loss  / Over  
Oct 5 @Penn State Nittany Lions 28.5 55.5 Lost 7 - 35 Win  / Under  
Oct 12 Maryland Terrapins 4 53 Won 40 - 14 Win  / Over  
Oct 19 @Iowa Hawkeyes 18 47.5 Lost 20 - 26 Win  / Under  
Oct 26 Illinois Fighting Illini -9.5 54 Lost 6 - 24 Loss  / Under  
Nov 2 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4 58 Won 31 - 27 Win  / Push  
Nov 9 @Northwestern Wildcats 1 39 Won 24 - 22 Win  / Over  
Nov 23 @Wisconsin Badgers 24.5 48.5 Lost 24 - 45 Win  / Over  
Nov 30 Indiana Hoosiers 7 56.5 Lost 41 - 44 Win  / Over  

The 2019 season ended with a 4-8 SU record for the Boilermakers, as Jeff Brohm's tenure there is starting to look and feel like it's lost it's path. That's two straight years in his three-year span as the head coach that wins by Purdue have decreased and if that continues in 2020, Brohm may find himself in the employment market.

Betting on the 2020 Purdue Boilermakers

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