Purdue Boilermakers (23-2) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (17-7)
February 12, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +4.5 / Purdue Boilermakers -4.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Purdue Boilermakers and the Northwestern Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Purdue is a 4.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -200. The total for this game is set at 131.5 points.
Purdue is coming into this game with a clean injury report while Northwestern has Julian Roper II listed as questionable for this game with an ankle injury. Luke Hunger is also out for the season for the Wildcats with a foot injury.
Purdue’s 70-64 win over Northwestern back on February 16th, 2022, made it 11 straight wins for Purdue in this head-to-head matchup.
Purdue is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Northwestern is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 11-1 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record.
I’m leaning towards the under here. Purdue is solid offensively, but they’ve been involved in their fair share of low-scoring dogfights on the road. Northwestern is a solid defensive team but they also have a tendency to rely on their defense to win games, maybe too much to a fault, but either way I don’t see this game getting out of the 120s. I will back the under here.