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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 underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), versus the Boilermakers (with an over/under of 46.5 points).

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    Game Info for Purdue vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Purdue vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Purdue -3 -109 -111 46.5 -111 -109 -145 +122

    Purdue Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Purdue has put together a 4-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Purdue is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Purdue games have gone over the point total on six of 10 occasions (60%).

    Purdue Stats & Insights

    • Purdue is compiling 366.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 83rd in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the Boilermakers rank 83rd, allowing 389.7 yards per game.
    • Purdue owns the 92nd-ranked scoring offense this season (23.7 points per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking 25th-worst with 31.1 points allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Purdue ranks 85th in the FBS with 211.9 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 102nd in passing yards allowed per contest (244.2).
    • Purdue is putting up 154.4 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 59th, giving up 145.5 rushing yards per game.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS (44% third-down conversion rate), Purdue has put up better results offensively, ranking 88th in the FBS by putting up a 36.6% third-down percentage.
    • Purdue ranks 67th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 14 turnovers (60th in the FBS) and committing 14 (67th in the FBS).

    Purdue’s Best Players

    • Hudson Card has racked up 2,112 yards (211.2 ypg) on 194-of-331 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 118 rushing yards (11.8 ypg) on 81 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Devin Mockobee has carried the ball 142 times for a team-high 711 yards on the ground and has found the end zone five times.
    • Tyrone Tracy Jr. has carried the ball 86 times for 508 yards (50.8 per game) and seven touchdowns.
    • Deion Burks’ 529 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 83 times and has totaled 36 catches and seven touchdowns.
    • TJ Sheffield has caught 31 passes while averaging 36 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has a total of 329 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 25 throws.
    • Kydran Jenkins has racked up seven sacks to pace the team, while also recording 12 TFL and 47 tackles.
    • Dillon Thieneman has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 82 tackles and three interceptions so far.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern’s ATS record is 6-3-0 this year.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 3 points or more, the Wildcats have a 5-3 record against the spread.
    • Northwestern has hit the over in five of their nine games with a set total (55.6%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern has not been getting things done on offense, ranking seventh-worst with 295.3 total yards per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, surrendering 332.1 total yards per contest (32nd-ranked).
    • Northwestern has been struggling offensively, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 20.5 points per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, allowing 22.8 points per contest (48th-ranked).
    • Northwestern’s pass defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 181.7 passing yards ceded per game. In terms of offense, it is generating 193.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th.
    • Northwestern’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 101.6 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering 150.4 rushing yards per contest (72nd-ranked).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Northwestern ranks 42nd in the FBS (42.3% third-down conversion percentage) and 91st defensively (41.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • At +5, Northwestern has the 28th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 11 forced turnovers (100th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (fourth in the FBS).

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has 1,121 passing yards, or 112.1 per game, so far this season. He has completed 60.4% of his passes and has thrown eight touchdowns with three interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Cam Porter, has carried the ball 123 times for 454 yards (45.4 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Anthony Tyus III has been given 35 carries and totaled 162 yards.
    • Bryce Kirtz’s 526 receiving yards (52.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 36 receptions on 63 targets with four touchdowns.
    • Cam Johnson has totaled 472 receiving yards (47.2 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 40 receptions.
    • A.J. Henning has racked up 284 reciving yards (28.4 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Aidan Hubbard has six sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Bryce Gallagher, Northwestern’s leading tackler, has 80 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Joe DeHaan has a team-high one interception to go along with one pass defended.
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