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Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Line and Trends Report

The Purdue Boilermakers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the point spread at Welsh-Ryan Arena against the Northwestern Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Northwestern Wildcats betting line as 4-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers will look to cover the spread vs the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday, as the Boilermakers are 16-9-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 18-10 ATS. Purdue is 15-11-1 against the total, while Northwestern is 10-16-2 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 235-ranked Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 40-rated Purdue Boilermakers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northwestern's No. 177-ranked scoring average of 71.63 PPG, against a Purdue Boilermakers defense rated No. 48 and allowing 67 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats FG% has averaged 43.03% to date this season, less than the Purdue Boilermakers shooters have managed so far (48.14% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Purdue got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Caleb Swanigan en route to a 86-75 victory over Indiana on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

The Wildcats got 18 points from Vic Law as Northwestern ran past Michigan 67-65 on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Purdue is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Purdue is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 9 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Northwestern is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Northwestern is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Purdue
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games when playing Purdue