Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 17-9 and a road record of 4-4. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-10. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 20-6 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 9-12 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Tre Demps comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14.3 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
A.J. Hammons averages 14.5 points per game while playing 24 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Vince Edwards averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Northwestern averages 72.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 177th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 149th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 122nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 10.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 167th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 258th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in the Division 1.
Purdue averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 71st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 127th in the nation. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 119th with 12.2 per game. The Boilermakers allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 81st place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.2 and they assist on 62.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Wildcats give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.1 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 112.2 and 63.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.4%. The Boilermakers give up 62.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-12 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-10 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-10 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-12 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern
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