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Purdue Boilermakers Open as Week 11 Betting Underdogs vs Wildcats

The visiting Northwestern Wildcats hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ross-Ade Stadium against the Boilermakers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Purdue Boilermakers pegged as 10.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 30-17 result in favor of the Wildcats. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers sit at 3-6 (4-4-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Northwestern Wildcats are currently 4-5 (5-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Purdue is 7-2 OU, and Northwestern is 2-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Purdue vs Northwestern injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 111-rated Purdue Boilermakers and the No. 68-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Purdue's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 25.38 PPG, against a Northwestern defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 22.12 PPG. The Purdue aerial game is averaging 304.62 yards per game, more than the Northwestern Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 275 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Northwestern Wildcats own the league's No. 0-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.67 yards per game when on the road. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 0 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Austin Carr was good for 132 receiving yards in the Wildcats's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 21-7 to the Wildcats.

David Blough led the way last time out for the Boilermakers, connecting for 391 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 44-31 loss to the Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Northwestern's last 9 games
  • Northwestern is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Purdue is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue's last 6 games
  • Purdue is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Purdue is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern at Minnesota, Saturday, November 19th
Purdue home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 19th