Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 7 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 14-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-12. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 17-5 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 12-6 and they are 12-7 against the spread.
Scottie Lindsey comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Vic Law averages 14.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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Caleb Swanigan averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Isaac Haas averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Northwestern averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 120th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 169th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 127th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game which ranks them 44th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 10.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 200th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Purdue averages 82.7 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 188th with 13.5 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 128th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110.7 and they assist on 64.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Wildcats give up 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 115.6 and 68% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Boilermakers give up 61.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 14-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-12 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-7 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-6 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/17 F Basil Smotherman Dismissed has been dismissed
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -7
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