Purdue Vs. Northwestern: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

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 (+346 on the moneyline to win) will take on the Boilermakers (-11.5) on November 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. The point total for the game is set at 48 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.

The insights in the following article use the latest odds as of November 20, 2021 at 10:04 AM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

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%).
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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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