Northwestern Wildcats (5-1) vs Purdue Boilermakers (7-0)
2023-12-01 21:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats +7.5 -- Over/Under: 139
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The Purdue Boilermakers look for their eighth win to remain undefeated. The Northwestern Wildcats look for a statement to improve to 6-1 on the year. Let’s preview this game and give out a Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats prediction.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Preview
The Purdue Boilermakers have wins over Samford, Morehead State, Xavier, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Marquette and Texas Southern. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 84.1 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Zach Edey is averaging 21.9 points and 10.7 rebounds, while Braden Smith is averaging 13 points and 5.9 rebounds. Lance Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Fletcher Loyer is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 42.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 24 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Preview
The Northwestern Wildcats beat Northern Illinois on Monday to rebound from a loss to Mississippi State. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 70.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Boo Buie is averaging 18.5 points and 3 rebounds, while Brooks Barnhizer is averaging 15.3 points and 8.2 rebounds. Ryan Langborg is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Berry is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
Purdue vs Northwestern Prediction
The Purdue Boilermakers have the ability to obviously blow the doors off, and they’re 5-1-1 ATS on the season. With that said, the Northwestern Wildcats have held their own through 6 games, and they do have the ability to control the tempo and get after it defensively. Top ranked team in the country on the road, the Welsh-Ryan Arena is going to be packed, and we saw what happened in February where Northwestern sprung an upset. This could be a slow paced, low scoring Big Ten battle. Give me the Wildcats and the points.