Northwestern Wildcats visit Purdue Boilermakers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
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.
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.
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
Northwestern home to Ohio State, Thursday, February 28
Purdue at Iowa, Wednesday, February 27