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College basketball point spread favors in battle with

Purdue BoilermakersNorthwestern Wildcats
13-5January 21, 2014, 09:00 | Welsh-Ryan Arena8-10

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Purdue Boilermakers at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday in NCAA hoops play.

Supporters of the Boilermakers have watched them go 13-5 and 6-9 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 8-10 and 5-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 6-11, while the Boilermakers have a 6-9 mark.

View Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 218 and the Boilermakers sitting at No. 86.

Purdue was a 65-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Penn State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Boilermakers got 14 points from Terone Johnson as Purdue ran past Penn State 65-64 on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 54-47 winner as they battled Indiana on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. Northwestern got 17 points from Drew Crawford en route to a 54-47 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boilermakers rank No. 20 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.83 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 169 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 103-ranked team at 6.53 per game, while the Boilermakers rate No. 142 with 5.94 per game.

Next up:
Purdue home to Wisconsin, Saturday, January 25th
Northwestern at Iowa, Saturday, January 25th