Northwestern vs. Purdue Prediction
Big Ten rivals will meet at Mackey Arena on Sunday afternoon when No. 4 Purdue hosts Northwestern at 1:00 p.m. ET. Is 13 points too many to lay with the Boilermakers?
827 Northwestern Wildcats (+13) at 828 Purdue Boilermakers (-13); o/u 149.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
TV: Big Ten Network
Northwestern Wildcats DFS Snapshot
Boo Buie notched 19 points (7-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds and five assists over 33 minutes during Tuesday's 82-76 loss to Wisconsin. Buie has had consistent work on the offensive side of the ball recently, but he had a slight uptick in field-goal attempts Tuesday and shot 41.2 percent from the floor during the narrow loss. Across six appearances since the start of the calendar year, the junior has averaged 14.8 points, 5.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game.
Purdue Boilermakers DFS Snapshot
Mason Gillis notched 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes during Thursday's 68-65 loss to Indiana. Gillis has remained in the starting lineup in each of the last six games, and he posted his second-highest scoring total of the season Thursday. Since joining the starting five, he's averaged 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 27.0 minutes per contest.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The road team has covered in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two teams, but the Wildcats are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are just 5-13 against the number in their last 18 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. Northwestern has also dropped four of its last five games versus a team with a winning record.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS -13