Free Week 11 Prediction: Boilermakers vs Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 11
(4-5) Purdue Boilermakers vs. Northwestern Wildcats (6-3)
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Northwestern -4
NCAA Betting Total: 48
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to face the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend. Purdue won their last game, 29-10 against Illinois and Northwestern took down Nebraska, 31-24.
The last time Purdue and Northwestern took the field against each other, was last season at Purdue. Northwestern blew-out the Boilermakers, 45-17. This matchup could be similar to last years final score.
Purdue won last week against the worst team in the BIG 10 (Illinois) by 19 points. This week, the Boilermakers will be without their best player. Quarterback David Blough is out for the year.
Blough underwent season ending surgery on his dislocated ankle a few days ago. Blough was 16 of 24 for 194 yards and no touchdowns before being hurt for the season. Elijah Sindelar should make the start this week for Purdue.
Defensively, Purdue has been stout. The Boilermakers are allowing 18.9 points and over 388 yards per game this season. In last weeks win, Purdue limited Illinois to 250 yards. Nothing to brag about against the Fighting Illini.
Northwestern is riding high right now. The Wildcats are ranked 25th in the country and their most recent overtime win in Nebraska made them Bowl eligible this year.
Northwestern is 4-2 in BIG 10 play this year. Quarterback Clayton Thorson has done a good job at managing the Wildcats offense, despite throwing more interceptions (11) than touchdowns (10).
On defensive, the Wildcats have been decent in a below average power five conference. Northwestern is allowing 24.2 points and over 383 yards per game this season. The unit should be better against this Boilermakers this week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 12-5 in PUR last 17 games on grass.
- PUR are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 18-7-2 in NW last 27 games as a favorite.
- Under is 5-2-1 in NW last 8 games in November.
- Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Free Week 11 NCAA Football Pick
Purdue is one of the worst teams in the BIG 10. Without their starting quarterback in the lineup, they will be worse. The Wildcats are bowl eligible and should have minor issues limiting Purdue’s offense.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Northwestern -4.
Purdue has three games left on the schedule, and need two wins to become bowl eligible. Two of the three teams are ranked in the top 25. Without Blough, it’s going to be tough for Purdue to get a road win this week.
Expect the Wildcats home crowd to be fired up in this matchup. The team is bowl eligible, and are playing a weak conference opponent at home without their starting QB. Take the Wildcats to cover, and win.
Week 11 Free Score Prediction: Purdue 13 – Northwestern 24
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