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Purdue favored by -9 against Northwestern on Sunday

Northwestern WildcatsPurdue Boilermakers
12-18March 09, 2014, 12:00 | Mackey Arena15-15

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Purdue and Northwestern on Sunday, with the host Boilermakers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Purdue will face the 12-18 Wildcats, who own a 10-19 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 14-13 on the OU so far this season while the Wildcats are 8-21.

View Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Purdue Boilermakers as -9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Boilermakers sit at No. 276 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 280 on the same chart.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 59-32 loser as they battled Penn State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Wildcats were hammered by Penn State on Thursday, losing by a 59-32 final at Welsh-Ryan Arena in college basketball betting action.

Purdue was a 76-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisconsin. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Purdue got 15 points from Ronnie Johnson but lost anyway, 76-70, to Wisconsin on Wednesday at Kohl Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 97-rated offensive output, at 72.87 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 63.23 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 42.93% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.17% per game.

A few Wildcats at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Northwestern is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Northwestern's last 14 games
Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games
Purdue is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home