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The first full week of school soccer kicks off on Thursday with an important recreation within the Big Ten between Penn State and Purdue. Oddsmakers have set the Boilermakers as a 3-point house ’canine, however I consider the mistaken workforce is favored on this matchup.

I wager Purdue +700 to win the Big Ten West, and one of many fundamental causes for the wager is the Boilermakers have one of many convention’s high quarterbacks in Aidan O’Connell. O’Connell threw for 3,712 yards and 28 touchdowns and led an offense that completed second to solely Ohio State within the Big Ten final season.

On protection, the Boilermakers lose two key gamers in DE George Karlaftis and LB Jaylan Alexander, however return 9 starters from a unit that ranked thirty fourth in scoring and forty eighth general. Despite the departures, I believe Purdue might be even higher defensively this season.

Aidan O’Connell
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Penn State nonetheless has expertise, however it is a program in flux — particularly on the offensive facet of the ball, the place the Nittany Lions ranked ninetieth in scoring, 118th in speeding and 82nd in whole offense a year in the past. Offensive line points and inconsistent quarterback play from Sean Clifford plagued Penn State, and I’m not bought that these points are fastened heading into Week 1.

Betting on College Football?

The Nittany Lions lost six of their final eight video games in 2021 and face an undervalued Purdue workforce coming off an encouraging 9-4 marketing campaign. I’ll take the factors.

The play: Purdue +3.5 (BetMGM)

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