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Purdue vs Northwestern 11/19/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Northwestern Wildcats (1-9) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (6-4)
November 19, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -19.5 / Northwestern Wildcats +19.5; Over/Under: +48
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Northwestern Wildcats and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday in Big Ten week 12 college football action at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Northwestern Wildcats look to snap a 9-game losing streak. The Purdue Boilermakers have won 5 of their last 7 games.

The Northwestern Wildcats haven’t won a road game since November 2020. Ryan Hilinski is completing 55.8 percent of his passes for 1,644 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Malik Washington and Evan Hull have combined for 1,125 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Donny Navarro III has 31 receptions. The Northwestern Wildcats ground game is averaging 118.5 yards per contest, and Hull leads the way with 755 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 28.2 points and 390.1 yards per game. Bryce Gallagher leads the Northwestern Wildcats with 86 tackles, Adetomiwa Adebawore has 4 sacks and Xander Mueller has 2 interceptions.

The Purdue Boilermakers have won 3 of their last 4 home games. Aidan O’Connell is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 2,675 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Charlie Jones and Payne Durham have combined for 1,491 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, while TJ Sheffield has 31 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 128.2 yards per contest, and Devin Mockobee leads the way with 732 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 25.2 points and 350.3 yards per game. Sanoussi Kane leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 52 tackles, Khordae Sydnor has 4.5 sacks and Cam Allen has 3 interceptions.

The Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The under is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 games on grass. The over is 4-1 in Boilermakers last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Purdue.

I’m not running to the window to lay big chalk with the Purdue Boilermakers, but backing Northwestern in any shape or form is a no-go for me. The Northwestern Wildcats have been a complete mess since their opener, they’re 128th in scoring offense, they can’t stop the run, and they’re 4-6 ATS despite being big underdogs. Senior night for Purdue. It’s the chalk or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -19.5

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