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    At 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, the Purdue Boilermakers (3-7) play at the Northwestern Wildcats (5-5).

    The Wildcats are small favorites (-1) in their game versus the Boilermakers, with the over/under being 48.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Wildcats are -115 and the Boilermakers are -105.)

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    Game Info for Northwestern vs. Purdue

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Northwestern vs Purdue Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Northwestern -1 -110 -110 48.5 -110 -110 -115 -105

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern’s ATS record is 6-3-0 this season.
    • When it has played as at least 1-point favorites this season, Northwestern is 1-0 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in five of Northwestern’s nine games with a set total.

    Northwestern Stats & Insights

    • While Northwestern ranks 32nd in total defense with 332.1 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking seventh-worst (295.3 yards per game).
    • Northwestern ranks 22nd-worst in scoring offense (20.5 points per game), but has been slightly better on defense, ranking 48th with 22.8 points allowed per game.
    • Northwestern owns the 105th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (193.7 passing yards per game), and has been better on defense, ranking 15th-best with just 181.7 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Northwestern ranks 15th-worst in rushing offense (101.6 rushing yards per game), but has played better on defense, ranking 72nd with 150.4 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Northwestern is averaging a 42.3% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 42nd in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 91st, allowing a 41.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • Northwestern has the 28th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +5, forcing 11 turnovers (100th in the FBS) while turning it over six times (fourth in the FBS).

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has thrown for 1,121 yards (112.1 ypg) to lead Northwestern, completing 60.4% of his passes and collecting eight touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter has carried the ball 123 times for a team-high 454 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times as a runner.
    • Anthony Tyus III has carried the ball 35 times for 162 yards (16.2 per game).
    • Bryce Kirtz has hauled in 36 receptions for 526 yards (52.6 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Cam Johnson has put up a 472-yard season so far with three touchdowns, hauling in 40 passes on 64 targets.
    • A.J. Henning’s 32 grabs have yielded 284 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Aidan Hubbard has collected six sacks to pace the team, while also recording five TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Bryce Gallagher is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 80 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Rod Heard has a team-leading one interception to go along with 47 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.

    Purdue Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Purdue has put together a 4-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Purdue is 3-5 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of Purdue’s 10 games with a set total.

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • Purdue is posting 366.3 total yards per game on offense this season (83rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 389.7 total yards per game (83rd-ranked).
    • Purdue’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, allowing 31.1 points per game, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 92nd with 23.7 points per contest.
    • Purdue is compiling 211.9 passing yards per contest on offense this season (85th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 244.2 passing yards per game (102nd-ranked) on defense.
    • In terms of rushing, Purdue ranks 72nd in the FBS on offense (154.4 rushing yards per game) and 59th on defense (145.5 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • Purdue has been struggling on third down, ranking 23rd-worst with a 44% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, generating a 36.6% third-down rate (88th-ranked).
    • Purdue sports a 0 turnover margin this season, which ranks 67th in the FBS.

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Hudson Card has put up 2,112 passing yards, or 211.2 per game, so far this season. He has completed 58.6% of his passes and has tossed 12 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He’s also contributed on the ground with 11.8 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner four times.
    • Devin Mockobee has carried the ball 142 times for 711 yards, with five touchdowns.
    • Tyrone Tracy Jr. has run for 508 yards across 86 carries, scoring seven touchdowns.
    • Deion Burks has racked up 529 receiving yards on 36 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring seven touchdowns as a receiver.
    • TJ Sheffield has racked up 360 receiving yards (36 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 31 receptions.
    • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen’s 40 targets have resulted in 25 grabs for 329 yards.
    • Kydran Jenkins paces the team with seven sacks, and also has 12 TFL and 47 tackles.
    • Dillon Thieneman has 82 tackles and three interceptions, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
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