Purdue at Notre Dame odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

The Purdue Boilermakers (2-0) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) meet Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Purdue at Notre Dame odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.

The Boilermakers have fired out of the gate with a 30-21 win over Oregon State to cover a 7-point number, and a 49-0 road win at Connecticut, covering as 35-point faves. The Under connected both outings.

The Fighting Irish, No. 10 in the AFCA Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports, have been playing with fire.

Notre Dame escaped in overtime at Florida State Sept. 5, winning 41-38. Last week, the Irish were nearly upset by Toledo but won 32-29. They needed a TE Michael Mayer 18-yard touchdown from QB Jack Coan with 1:09 left to escape yet again.

Purdue at Notre Dame odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Purdue +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Notre Dame -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Purdue +7.5 (-112) | Notre Dame -7.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 58.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Purdue at Notre Dame odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Notre Dame 34, Purdue 31

Money line

Notre Dame narrowly won both of its games. The Irish are at home, so they should persevere, but you can't risk three times your potential return, especially in what should be a close game.

AVOID.

Against the spread

PURDUE +7.5 (-112) is quite the inviting play here. Notre Dame won each of its games by three points, not coming close to covering the spread in either. The Boilermakers have a perfect 2-0 ATS mark, and catching 7 and a hook is very, very attractive here.

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Over/Under

OVER 58.5 (- 108) is the play in this one.

Notre Dame has showed it has a rather powerful offense, but the defense has really struggled, allowing 397.5 total yards per game and 33.5 PPG.

Purdue is averaging 39.5 PPG, 344.0 passing YPG and 482.0 total YPG. Notre Dame's defense is going to have its hands full with QB Jack Plummer and WR David Bell, a surprisingly effective duo.

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