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Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Purdue Boilermakers will be trying to slam the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday when the teams tip off at Mackey Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Purdue Boilermakers betting line opened as -14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 2-5 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Purdue Boilermakers are 7-2 ATS. Northwestern Wildcats are 3-4 on betting the total; Purdue Boilermakers are 7-2.

The Boilermakers - Wildcats odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northwestern is at No. 183.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 19 nationally ranked offense (88.88 points per game) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 130 at 70.57 PPG. The Purdue Boilermakers have been averaging 49.79% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (43.88% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern got 22 points from Scottie Lindsey en route to a 72-68 victory over Illinois on Friday at Allstate Arena.

The Boilermakers got 21 points from Isaac Haas as Purdue ran past Maryland 80-75 on Friday at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Purdue
  • Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Purdue
  • Purdue is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Purdue is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games
  • Purdue is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Chicago State, Monday, December 11th
Purdue at Valparaiso, Thursday, December 7th

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