Northwestern vs. Purdue - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern vs. Purdue - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers (3-6) at Northwestern Wildcats (1-7)

College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Ryan Field)

The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +1.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: BTN

The Purdue Boilermakers and Northwestern Wildcats meet Saturday in college football action at Ryan Field.

The Purdue Boilermakers need another win after losing five of their last seven games. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost all three road games this season. Elijah Sindelar is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 978 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Sindelar and Jack Plummer have combined for 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. David Bell and Brycen Hopkins have combined for 1,214 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Rondale Moore has 29 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 77.1 yards per contest, and King Doerue leads the way with 360 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 28.4 points and 408 yards per game. Ben Holt leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 89 tackles, George Karlaftis has six sacks and Cory Trice has three interceptions. 

The Northwestern Wildcats need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost their last three home games. Hunter Johnson is completing 47.2 percent of his passes for 432 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Johnson and Aidan Smith have combined for 10 interceptions this season. Riley Lees and JJ Jefferson have combined for 347 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman has 14 receptions. The Northwestern Wildcats ground game is averaging 140.4 yards per contest, and Drake Anderson leads the way with 436 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 25.6 points and 348.8 yards per game. Blake Gallagher leads the Northwestern Wildcats with 65 tackles, Joe Gaziano has 5.5 sacks and Paddy Fisher has one interception. 

The Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games in November, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Boilermakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Northwestern and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 43-15-1 in Wildcats last 59 home games. The under is 12-3 in Boilermakers last 15 road games.

The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off a nice strong home win over Nebraska and were talking about winning this next three games to clinch a bowl bid. The problem is Purdue suffered an injury to Jake Plummer, so they may be playing yet another different quarterback. The Northwestern Wildcats are a complete mess right now and have scored a combined six points in their last three games. Purdue is one of the more banged up teams in the country, but backing Northwestern isn't an option right now. It's the Boilermakers or pass.

Randy’s Pick Purdue Boilermakers -1.5

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