The second-ranked Michigan State Spartans rolled all over in-state rival Central Michigan on Saturday as quarterback Connor Cook completed 11 of 19 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown while running back Gerald Holmes ran four times for 22 yards and two scores. For the season, Cook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 838 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Cook has tossed a touchdown pass in seven straight games. The Spartans are averaging 33.2 points per game (56th) while limiting their opponents to just 20.8 points per contest defensively (46th).
HBO wanted to do a Hard Knocks show on Michigan State this year. Mark Dantonio said no thanks http://t.co/TY4LM37j7F
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) September 29, 2015
The unranked Purdue Boilermakers have dropped two straight including a 35-28 loss to Bowling Green as a 4.5-point home underdog in Week 4. Freshman quarterback David Blough completed 29 of 39 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, but the Boilermakers averaged just 2.0 yards per carry as a team in the loss. Purdue is ranked 69th in scoring (30.2 ppg) while ranking 105th in points allowed (35.2 ppg).
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Purdue Boilermakers Vs No. 2 Michigan State Spartans College Football Week 5 Odds
What: Purdue Boilermakers (1-3) at No 2. Michigan State Spartans (4-0)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: East Lansing, MI
Stadium: Spartan Stadium (MI)
Weather: 60° / Partly Cloudy
Spread: Michigan State -23.5
Moneyline: Purdue +1375 vs Michigan State -2400
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61 percent of the betting public likes Michigan State to cover the big spread at home, but I’m ‘going the other way’ with my Week 5 pick on this Big 12 matchup, mostly because Purdue has been able to score their fair share of points, even in dropping two out of three to start the season.
We're gearing up for the Big Ten opener at MSU. Here's what Coach Hazell had to say about the Spartans today. http://t.co/imFVKuEQYn
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 29, 2015
Purdue may not be in the same caliber of teams that Michigan State is, but the Boilermakers have managed to record a perfect 4-0 ATS mark in their last four games in the month of games in October, 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record and an encouraging 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record.
While the Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last half-dozen conference games, the Spartans are also just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
More importantly, each of the last five meetings between these longtime Big 12 rivals has been decided by 14 or less points with Purdue going 3-0-1 ATS in their last four meetings.