Penn St. @ Purdue Opening Odds: Thursday Night College Football

Purdue opens the 2022-23 season as a 3-point underdog to the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday at 8:00 at Ross-Ade Stadium. Fees/lines subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. Watch for details.

While players may need time to adjust to competitive play, DraftKings is back in full force and this might be the best time to jump into the cauldrons before an easy schedule and a great opportunity to set expectations. collide on a Thursday night in West Lafayette. .
The Boilermakers will open the season as 3-point home underdogs to a Penn State team that began last season with an early road victory in a Big Ten opener against #12 Wisconsin on their way to a 5-game start to the season. 0. Less fortunate for Penn State, that early start was the highlight of their season as their offense stalled to finish the season and they went 2-6 to finish the season.

Purdue and Penn State have not played since 2019. Purdue’s last win against Penn State was in 2004.

So why would you want to jump on Purdue and the points?

Both teams bring back their starting quarterbacks. For Penn State, Sean Clifford’s familiarity hasn’t always translated into an offense with much efficiency or scoring power. Strangely, Penn State didn’t have much of a running game to fall back on last season. They were the 115th-worst rushing team in rushing last season and the 98th-worst in passing yards. Penn State’s offense lost its best weapon last year in Jahan Dotson.

For Purdue, Aidan O’Connell took over the Purdue offense at quarterback after a handful of season games and the Purdue offense hasn’t looked back since. Purdue had one of the most efficient Purdue offenses with O’Connell under center. He now gets the benefit of a full offseason as the guy.

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He also lost an NFL wide receiver, David Bell, but Purdue hopes his wide receiver corps can continue Purdue’s offensive momentum.

But sometimes you have to bet with more than just your heart. Special things happen at Ross-Ade under the lights. West Lafayette have bought this team back and Coach Brohm is working to build momentum off of a surprise 9-win season. Purdue’s defense will be tested with the loss of its top three defenders last season, but the energy and atmosphere and an anemic offense from Penn State should be enough for Purdue to earn a big early win before a stretch of games. really winnable.

If you’re feeling good about Purdue’s chances against Penn St. on Thursday, you might want to go ahead and run to the DraftKings betting futures and bet a little more money on Purdue winning the Big Ten West.

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