Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats 2-16-22

Purdue  Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats 2/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Purdue  Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats 2/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Northwestern Wildcats will play host to a Big Ten game against the number 5 ranked Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, February 16 at 9:00 pm ET at the Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. 

 

The Purdue Boilermakers improved to 11-4 placing them second in the Big Ten, 0.5 games behind the Illinois Fighting Illini, and 22-4 overall.  The Northwestern Wildcats dropped to 5-9, 11th place in the Big Ten, and 12-11 overall.  

 

The Purdue Boilermakers took a 1-point win over the Maryland Terrapins last Sunday.  Purdue led by only 3-points in the first half and overcame a 12-point deficit at the start of the second half to win 62-61. 

 

Trevion Williams rejected a layup by Maryland’s Donta Scott in the final seconds of the game to secure the victory.  Williams finished with 12 points.  Jaden Ivey scored 11 points, including the three-point play to overtake Maryland.  Sasha Stefanovic led in scoring with 17 points while Zach Edey added 10 points and 11 rebounds.  

 

Purdue shot 44.2%, 1% more than Northwestern.  They made 8 of 20 from beyond the arc and only 8 of 12 free throws. They edged Maryland in rebounding by 33-30 but turned over the ball 16 times. 

 

This season, Purdue posted an average of 82.6 ppg which is top 7, 38.8 rebounds per game is 63rd, and 17.5 assists per game is top 11 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball.  Jaden Ivey leads the team with an average of 17.4 ppg.  Trevion Williams leads with 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.  Zach Edey leads in shooting at 67.3% and 1.2 blocks per game.  Sasha Stefanovic leads with 3.5 assists per game.  

 

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Purdue  Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats Predictions 2/16/2022

 

The Northwestern Wildcats fell 66-73 against the Illinois Fighting Illini last Sunday.  This snapped their three-game winning streak.  The Wildcats tried to overcome a 14-point deficit in the first half but failed to defeat Illinois despite outsourcing them by 7-points in the second half. 

 

T Berry led in scoring with 16 points off the bench.  C Audige scored 12 points and 7 rebounds.  Pete Nance finished with 10 points.  The Wildcats shot 38.7%, 6% behind Illinois.  They made 7 of 24 from beyond the arc and only 11 of 18 free throws. They were outrebounded 47-30 but forced the Illini to turn over the ball 20 times. 

 

This season, Northwestern posted an average of 74.7 ppg which is 99th, 3646 rebounds per game is 156th and 16 assists per game which is 39th in the NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

Boo Buie leads Northwester with 15.1 ppg and 4.7 assists per game.  Pete Nance leads with 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.  Ryan Young leads with 54.9% field goal attempts and Julian Ropper II leads with 1 steal per game. 

 

#5 Purdue Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats.  The NCAAB pick is the Purdue Boilermakers.  The Purdue Boilermakers are by far the better team.  Purdue averages 8 more points per game compared to Northwestern. 

 

The Boilermakers are also ahead in shooting at 50.3%, rebounds, and assists.   Expect Purdue to cruise to a victory.  Taking the win on the road is the Purdue Boilermakers with a final score prediction and will cover 77-70.

 

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Purdue  Boilermakers vs Northwestern Wildcats 2/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston

 

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

 

TV: BTN

 

NCAAB ODDS: Purdue Boilermakers -5.0

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 146.5

 

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