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Northwestern Wildcats visit Purdue Boilermakers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Northwestern WildcatsPurdue Boilermakers
Feb 24, 6:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

13-14TEAM RECORD12-14

The Purdue Boilermakers hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Northwestern Wildcats pay a visit to Mackey Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Purdue battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 13-14 mark (12-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-13 for the Boilermakers and 9-11-1 for the Wildcats.

View Northwestern vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Boilermakers as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boilermakers rated this week at No. 94 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 205. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 65-63 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 247-ranked offense, averaging 64.5 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 81 at 62.6 PPG. The Boilermakers field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 69-41 loser as they battled Wisconsin at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Northwestern was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Wisconsin and falling by a 69-41 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Purdue lost its last outing, an 83-55 result against Indiana on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 19-point underdog. Purdue was run off the court by the Hoosiers on Saturday as Indiana routed them 83-55 at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Ohio State are 4-6
After playing Wisconsin are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northwestern's last 7 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Northwestern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Purdue's last 8 games when playing Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 7 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern home to Ohio State, Thursday, February 28
Purdue at Iowa, Wednesday, February 27