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Northwestern Wildcats host Purdue Boilermakers in college basketball action

Purdue BoilermakersNorthwestern Wildcats
Feb 2, 12:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

11-10TEAM RECORD12-10

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northwestern and Purdue on Saturday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Wildcats are 12-10 overall and 10-9 ATS ATS, while the Boilermakers are 11-10 and 9-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northwestern boasts a 7-9 on the OU, and Purdue is 10-11.

View Purdue vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 162 (Wildcats) and the No. 43 (Boilermakers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-65 result in favor of the Boilermakers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boilermakers rank No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.2 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 276 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 53-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Boilermakers rate No. 320 with 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 291 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 97-60 loser as they battled Indiana at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Boilermakers were hammered by Indiana on Wednesday, losing by a 97-60 final at Mackey Arena in college basketball betting action.

In their last action, Northwestern was a 68-46 loser on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Northwestern was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Michigan and falling by a 68-46 score at Crisler Arena.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Penn State are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Iowa are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Boilermakers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northwestern's last 7 games when playing Purdue
Northwestern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Northwestern is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Purdue at Penn State, Tuesday, February 5
Northwestern at Iowa, Saturday, February 9