Northwestern at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 14 point favorites.
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Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 72.1 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 87.9 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 21.0.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-5 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bryant McIntosh averages 15.5 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 96%. Scottie Lindsey averages 16.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Dakota Mathias averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Carsen Edwards averages 17.4 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 274th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 81st, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 225th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball. Northwestern averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 239th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 194th in D-1. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 330th and 212th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 241st with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 88th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 189th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 131st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season. Purdue is 25th in Division 1 with 87.9 points per game this year. They are 37th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 21.0. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 31st in the nation. They are 82nd in college basketball in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Boilermakers are 275th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Wildcats are 209th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 193rd. In terms of pace they are 271st in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 221st. As a team they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in Division 1. Northwestern is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 262nd in the nation.
Purdue is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 26th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 119.8, and their defensive rating of 91.2 is ranked 51st. In terms of pace they are 145th in Division 1 with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 26th. As a team they are 16th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 137th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -14
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