Northwestern vs. Purdue - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern vs. Purdue - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers (11-10) at Northwestern Wildcats (6-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)

The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +5.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Purdue Boilermakers and Northwestern Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The Purdue Boilermakers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 69.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 57.4 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Jahaad Proctor is averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 assists while Eric Hunter Jr. is averaging 10.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Matt Haarms is the third double-digit scorer and Trevion Williams is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost four straight road games.

The Northwestern Wildcats need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 67.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Miller Kopp is averaging 12.6 points and 3.5 rebounds while Ryan Young is averaging 10.8 points and seven rebounds. Pete Nance is the third double-digit scorer and Pat Spencer is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost five of their last six home games.

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The Purdue Boilermakers are just 1-5-1 ATS on the road this season, but it goes without saying they're the much better team than the Northwestern Wildcats. The Northwestern Wildcats have been pretty much useless all season long, and that includes losing their last five games by an average of 13.8 points while shooting just 40.6 percent from the field. Northwestern is also 7-13 ATS on the season and just 2-9 ATS at home. I'll lay the chalk with a Purdue team that should roll. 

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