Nebraska Football vs. Purdue predictions and odds for Week 7


The Nebraska football team is looking to win three in a row for the first time since before Scott Frost arrived on campus when they take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday night.

It should be pointed out that night games under Mickey Joseph have been good for Nebraska football. Both Indiana and Rutgers were night games, and the Huskers are 2-0 in those games. Of course, the situation is a bit different this week as it will take on a team that is a legitimate contender for the Big Ten Championship game.

Purdue had to outlast the Maryland Terapins 31-29 last week thanks to a missed 2-point conversion by the terps near the end of the contest. While that win was almost a colossal implosion after taking a healthy lead, the Boilermakers also have an important win against Minnesota, who looked dominant before that matchup.

Of course, Purdue also has just a 2-point win over FAU on its resume, so it’s not as though they’ve been unbeatable so far. They’ve also got a loss to Penn State, and that’s why they’re currently tied with the Huskers for the Big Ten West, as both teams are 2-1 in the conference.

Nebraska football vs. Purdue Odds Week 7

The odds for this game opened at Purdue -13.5, and so far, that line is holding steady. Both FanDuel and WynnBet still have the Boilermakers as nearly two-touchdown favorites.

Nebraska football lines have moved quite a bit this season as the week has gone on, so those who think Nebraska stays within 14 points might want to pounce before it shrinks. Likewise, history has shown that those favoring Purdue are going to want to wait a bit to see if they can get it down to 10 or 11 points.

WynnBet and FanDuel also agree on the total as both sites currently have it set at 58.5 for the game.

Nebraska football vs. Purdue Prediction Week 7

After my second straight 0-for-2 week, I’ve fallen back to 4-4 on the season after starting out 4-0.

This week, with the Nebraska football team being on the road for a second straight week against a much tougher opponent, I, unfortunately, have to go with Purdue to cover. I’ll also take the under, as the Nebraska football offense has sputtered quite a bit in the last three games.