Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois is the setting for the Purdue Boilermakers’ (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) matchup against the Northwestern Wildcats (3-7, 1-6 Big Ten). The Wildcats (on the moneyline to win) will take on the Boilermakers ( ) on November 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. The point total for the game is set at points.
Check out this article before you make a bet on this game for updated odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from team and player stats to key metrics, betting insights and more.
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Purdue Vs. Northwestern Betting Odds
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Purdue Offense Vs. Northwestern Defense
|Boilermakers Offense||Stats (Rank)||Wildcats Defense|
|25.4 (89)||Points/Gm||26.9 (71)|
|415.8 (53)||Yards/Gm||423.3 (105)|
|336.9 (7)||Pass Yards/Gm||194.0 (26)|
|78.9 (124)||Rush Yards/Gm||229.3 (127)|
|7.4 (72)||Yards/Pass||6.5 (23)|
|2.6 (128)||Yards/Rush||5.5 (120)|
|8.8% (130)||3rd Down %||42.8% (104)|
|9 (45)||Turnovers||9 (67)|
|10 (86)||Sacks||7 (78)|
Northwestern Offense Vs. Purdue Defense
|Northwestern Offense||Stats (Rank)||Purdue Defense|
|17.1 (124)||Points/Gm||22.5 (41)|
|332.1 (107)||Yards/Gm||359.2 (56)|
|183.8 (107)||Pass Yards/Gm||202.9 (37)|
|148.3 (72)||Rush Yards/Gm||156.3 (79)|
|5.8 (123)||Yards/Pass||7.4 (74)|
|4.1 (80)||Yards/Rush||4.6 (96)|
|36.1% (94)||3rd Down %||36.2% (40)|
|15 (115)||Turnovers||10 (47)|
|5 (30)||Sacks||7 (78)|
When Purdue Has The Ball
- The Boilermakers’ offense ranks 53rd in the FBS in yards per game (415.8), while the Wildcats rank 105th in yards allowed (423.3).
- Purdue’s offense averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt (72nd in the FBS). Northwestern’s defense allows 6.5 yards per passing play (23rd in college football).
- The Boilermakers convert 8.8% of their third-down plays (130th in college football). The Wildcats’ defense gives up third-down conversions at a 42.8% clip (104th).
- Northwestern ranks 67th in college football with nine turnovers forced, while Purdue has committed nine (45th).
When Northwestern Has The Ball
- The Wildcats’ offense is 124th in the FBS at 17.1 points per game. The Boilermakers give up 22.5 per game (41st in college football).
- Northwestern’s 183.8 passing yards per game ranks 107th in the FBS. Purdue’s defense gives up 202.9 through the air (37th in college football).
- The Boilermakers have forced 10 turnovers (47th-most in the FBS), and the Wildcats have committed 15 turnovers (13th-most in college football).
- Northwestern is 94th in the FBS in third-down percentage (36.1%), and will be up against the 40th-ranked Purdue third-down defense (36.2%).
Purdue Betting Trends And Insights
- Purdue has compiled a 5-5-0 record against the spread this season.
- The Boilermakers have covered the spread when playing as at least 11.5-point favorites in their only opportunity this season.
- Purdue’s games have hit the over three out of 10 times this season.
- Purdue and its opponents have gone over 48 combined points in five of 10 games this season.
- The Boilermakers have gone 3-1 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 75% of those games).
Northwestern Betting Trends And Insights
- Northwestern is 3-7-0 ATS this year.
- The Wildcats have been an underdog by 11.5 points or more four times this season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
- In Northwestern’s 10 chances this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times.
- Northwestern has combined with its opponents to score more than 48 points in four of 10 games this season.
- The Wildcats have won one of the six games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
Purdue Players To Watch
- Aidan O’Connell leads the team with 2,463 passing yards (273.7 yards per game) and has a 72.4% completion percentage this year (233-of-322) while throwing 16 touchdowns with eight interceptions.
- King Doerue has churned out a team-high 347 rushing yards (43.4 yards per game) and scored one touchdown. He has added 18 catches for 134 yards (16.8 receiving yards per game).
- Alexander Horvath has rushed for 165 yards on 47 carries (41.3 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year.
- This season David Bell has 69 catches and leads the team with 985 yards (123.1 per game) while hauling in two touchdowns.
- Milton Wright has chipped in with 445 yards on 41 catches and four touchdowns. He puts up 55.6 receiving yards per game this year.
- Jackson Anthrop has racked up 382 yards on 41 receptions with four touchdowns, averaging 38.2 yards per game.
Northwestern Players To Watch
- Ryan Hilinski has thrown for 789 yards while completing 52.8% of his passes (75-of-142), with three touchdowns and two interceptions this year (112.7 yards per game).
- Evan Hull has taken 139 attempts for a team-leading 812 rushing yards (81.2 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns. He’s also caught 25 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns through the air.
- So far this year Andrew Clair has rushed for 289 yards on 53 carries (28.9 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
- This season Stephon Robinson has 40 catches and leads the team with 569 yards (63.2 per game) while hauling in two touchdowns.
- Malik Washington has tacked on 450 yards on 35 catches and two touchdowns. He averages 45.0 receiving yards per game this year.
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