Purdue vs Northwestern Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern +5.5
The Purdue Boilermakers head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 5.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 67.5 points per game while giving up 60.5 per contest. Northwestern has an overall mark of 6-14. They are averaging 65.5 points per contest and giving up 68.2, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-12-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-11-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-9-1 against the over/under this year
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
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.0 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Trevion Williams comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while playing 21.2 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Pat Spencer averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Miller Kopp scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 60.5 points per contest which is 13th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 183rd place in D-1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in Division 1. Purdue averages 67.5 points per contest, which is 281st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 285th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 191st in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 312th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 68.2 points per game, which ranks them 149th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 134th and 201st in those defensive statistics. They rank 328th with 15.9 dimes allowed per game and 228th with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 19th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per contest. Northwestern is 311th in the country with 65.5 points per contest this season. They are 266th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 273rd in the country. They are 261st in the nation in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 134th in assists per game with 13.7. The Wildcats are 329th in turnovers per contest with 11.2.
The Boilermakers are 164th in the nation in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 345th in the country with 64.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 283rd. As a team they are 311th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 217th in Division 1. Purdue is 302nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 298th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.9, which is ranked 255th. They are 298th in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 286th. As a unit they are 276th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 245th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Purdue -5.5 and over 124.5 total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks