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    At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1) are at home against the Purdue Boilermakers (2-3).

    The Boilermakers are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), versus the Hawkeyes (with an over/under of 40.5 points).

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    Game Info for Iowa vs. Purdue

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Peacock
    • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
    • Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa vs Purdue Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Iowa -2.5 -110 -110 40.5 -110 -110 -137 +116

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • Iowa has covered the spread twice in five games this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, Iowa is 2-2 against the spread.
    • Two of Iowa’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • While Iowa ranks 33rd in total defense with 320.8 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been slightly less successful, ranking third-worst (240.8 yards per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa has been a top-25 unit, ranking 21st-best by allowing just 16.8 points per game. The offense ranks 100th (22.2 points per game).
    • Iowa has struggled in the passing game, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS (133.8 passing yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 22nd-best defensively, giving up only 182.6 passing yards per game.
    • While Iowa’s run defense ranks 66th with 138.2 rushing yards allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking 20th-worst (107 rushing yards per game).
    • Iowa ranks sixth-worst in third-down percentage (27.7%), but has played better on defense, ranking 35th with a 33.7% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • With seven forced turnovers (53rd in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (102nd in the FBS), Iowa’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 93rd in college football.

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Cade McNamara has 505 yards passing for Iowa, completing 51.1% of his passes and collecting four touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has 211 rushing yards on 37 carries.
    • Jaziun Patterson has carried the ball 21 times for 104 yards (20.8 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Erick All’s 183 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 23 times and has registered 14 receptions and two touchdowns.
    • Luke Lachey has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 131 yards so far this campaign.
    • Seth Anderson has been the target of 14 passes and racked up five catches for 79 yards, an average of 15.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Nick Jackson has one sack to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 43 tackles.
    • Jay Higgins, Iowa’s top tackler, has 52 tackles this year.
    • Sebastian Castro has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 16 tackles, two TFL, and two passes defended.

    Purdue Betting Insights

    • Purdue has covered the spread twice in five opportunities this season.
    • Purdue is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • Purdue games have gone over the point total in three out of five opportunities (60%).

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • With 399 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Purdue ranks 64th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 94th, surrendering 398.2 total yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Purdue is generating 28 points per contest (73rd-ranked). It ranks 98th in the FBS on defense (29.6 points surrendered per game).
    • With 248.8 passing yards per game on offense, Purdue ranks 56th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 97th, allowing 249.8 passing yards per contest.
    • With 150.2 rushing yards per game on offense, Purdue ranks 71st in the FBS. On defense it ranks 86th, surrendering 148.4 rushing yards per contest.
    • Purdue’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, allowing a 46.6% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 39th with a 46.6% third-down rate.
    • Purdue owns a -2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 93rd in the FBS.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Hudson Card has thrown for 1,244 yards (248.8 per game) while completing 63.8% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes with three interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 75 yards with three touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Tyrone Tracy Jr., has carried the ball 46 times for 288 yards (57.6 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Devin Mockobee has taken 67 carries and totaled 279 yards with three touchdowns.
    • Deion Burks’ 377 receiving yards (75.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 20 receptions on 43 targets with four touchdowns.
    • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has racked up 315 receiving yards (63 yards per game) on 24 receptions.
    • Max Klare has racked up 196 reciving yards (39.2 ypg) this season.
    • Kydran Jenkins paces the team with four sacks, and also has six TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Dillon Thieneman, Purdue’s top tackler, has 42 tackles and two interceptions this year.
    • Cam Allen has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 15 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
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