Purdue at Northwestern NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 7 point favorites.
Purdue heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-8. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Northwestern has an overall mark of 13-17. They are averaging 66.1 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-14-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-15-2 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-19-1 against the over/under
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Carsen Edwards comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Ryan Cline averages 12.0 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Vic Law averages 15.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Dererk Pardon averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 81st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 158th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 326th with 10.8 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 75th and 160th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 127th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 318th in the country with 66.1 points per game this year. They are 334th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 320th in the nation. They are 256th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 119th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wildcats are 324th in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Wildcats surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 173rd with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 238th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 96th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114.1, which is ranked 13th. They are 308th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 89th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 36th in D-1. Purdue is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 303rd in the country in offensive rating with 98.2. In terms of pace they are 291st in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 331st. As a team they are 319th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 129th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern +7
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