Northwestern vs Purdue College Basketball Betting Tips 12/8/2019
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -14.5
The Northwestern Wildcats head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 14.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 63.9 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 5-3. They are averaging 70.3 points per game and surrendering 56.1, good for a point differential of 14.1.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Miller Kopp comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Pete Nance averages 11.6 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jahaad Proctor scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Matt Haarms averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 68.3 points per contest, which is 258th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 221st. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 247th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 182nd and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 250th with 12.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.9 points per contest, which is 87th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 98th, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 258th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 225th in the nation with 70.3 points per contest this season. They are 180th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 14.1. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 149th in the NCAA. They are 79th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.3 boards per contest and 92nd in assists per game with 14.9. The Boilermakers are 271st in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Boilermakers give up 56.1 points per game, which ranks them 10th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 46th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 69th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 29.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 196th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 183rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 228th. As a team they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 202nd in Division 1. Northwestern is 178th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 84th. They are 336th in D-1 in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 169th. As a unit they are 192nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 148th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern +14.5
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