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Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN

When: Sunday, December 8, 5:00 PM. ET.

The Purdue Boilermakers will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday afternoon.

Wildcats Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The Wildcats were able to bounce back from their loss to Pittsburgh with a win over Boston College, which gave them their third win in their last four games. They will be going for their second win in a row and fourth win in their last five contests when they play the Boilermakers on Sunday.

Northwestern has struggled offensively, averaging 68.3 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. They scored a season-high 82 points in their last game and will need another hot shooting game to beat the Boilermakers.

Miller Kopp led the way for the Wildcats with 20 points and four rebounds. Boo Buie also finished with 20 points and four rebounds, while Ryan Young added 12 points and four rebounds for the Wildcats.

Northwestern has played well defensively, giving up 63.9 points per game. They gave up 64 points in their last game and will need another good defensive performance to get the win on Sunday.

Boilermakers Going For Fifth Win In Six Games

The Boilermakers are coming off a win over the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers, who were the fifth-ranked team in the country. They will try to build on the win by defeating the Wildcats on Sunday, giving them their fifth win in their last six games and seventh consecutive win over the Wildcats.

Purdue is averaging 70.3 points per game, shooting 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 69 points against the Cavaliers and will need to play better if they want to get the win on Sunday.

Sasha Stefanovic led the way for the Boilermakers with 20 points, three rebounds, and four steals. Jahaad Proctor finished with 16 points, four rebounds, and four steals, while Matt Haarms added 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Boilermakers.

Purdue is one of the best defensive teams in the country, holding opponents to 56.1 points per game. They held Virginia to 40 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive performance to get past the Wildcats.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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Purdue is one of the best defensive teams in the country and their defense will be the key to the team’s success in this game. The Boilermakers are holding opponents to 56.1 points per game and won’t be challenged by the Wildcats, who are averaging 68.3 points per game. Offensively, the Boilermakers have played better than the Wildcats, averaging 70.3 points per game. They also do a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 38.8 rebounds to Northwestern’s 36.7 rebounds per game and will get more second-chance opportunities in this game. Purdue has dominated opponents on its home court, averaging 81 points per game at home, while giving up 46 points per game. With the team winning the last six games in this series, the Boilermakers are the best bet here.

Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Wildcats haven’t played well on offense, averaging 68.3 points per game, and are facing the 10th best defensive team in the country, which held the defending champions to 40 points in their last game, so don’t expect the Wildcats to score a lot of points in this game. Even though they have played better than the Wildcats, the Boilermakers aren’t an explosive offensive team and average 70.3 points per game. With the team scoring fewer than 70 points in each of their last three games, the Wildcats should be able to keep their offense in check, which will keep the score under the game total. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the Wildcats and Boilermakers.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Wildcats will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Boilermakers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 33 points per game while the Boilermakers average 29.3 points per game.

Prediction: Northwestern Wildcats

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The Boilermakers and Wildcats are averaging 62.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will play under the total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.