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Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats in college hoops odds

Northwestern WildcatsPurdue Boilermakers
Feb 12, 6:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD15-9

The Purdue Boilermakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Northwestern Wildcats Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 15-8 and 9-9 ATS on the year, while the Boilermakers are at 15-9 and 11-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 12-10, while the Wildcats have a 12-6 mark.

View Northwestern vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Purdue sat as 6.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Boilermakers and the No. 218-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-71 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Purdue's No. 106-ranked scoring average of 71 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 178 and allowing 67 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 43.3% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (45.7% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern owns the country's No. 257-rated mark, allowing 73.4 points per game on the highway. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 137 in scoring at home.

Northwestern was an 83-64 winner in its last match at home against Iowa. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Northwestern earned an 83-64 victory over Iowa on Thursday, getting 23 points from Dave Sobolewski at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Last time out for Purdue, they were an 87-84 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. The Boilermakers endured an 87-84 loss at the hands of the Buckeyes on Tuesday, despite a 24-point effort from D.J. Byrd at Value City Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Iowa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois are 8-2
After playing Ohio State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northwestern's last 8 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing at home against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing Northwestern
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Purdue is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Northwestern at Indiana, Wednesday, February 15
Purdue at Illinois, Wednesday, February 15

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