Lowes Line


Purdue Preview and Prediction

By MOCats

Matchup:  Northwestern Wildcats #23 (3-0) at Purdue Boilermakers (2-0)
Date:  Saturday, November 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m. CST. NEW TIME, NEW TIME!!
Line:  Northwestern (-2.5) (o/u 50.5)

Outlook: Well, we have the undefeated Wildcats traveling down I-65 to West Lafayette to play the undefeated Boilermakers.  The Big Ten West championship likely hinges upon the outcome of this game.  Purdue comes off an unexpected COVID bye week as the Badgers were out of service, heavily affected by the outbreak.   Northwestern is coming off a comeback win over UNL 21-13 as they once again shut out their opponent in the second half, and the offense did just enough with key turnovers with the ball “bouncing” the right way for the ‘Cats.   Purdue has been bitten by the injury bug, as starters Rondale Moore, Jackson Anthrop, OL Sam Garvin and Cam Craig, and stud DE George Karlaftis will be on the sideline.    Northwestern just needs to pound this ball over and over again and as fans, WE NEED TO BE PATIENT.   Purdue’s strength is their passing game and they will get a few big ones off today.  Look for Anderson and Brown to each get about 20 carries.  Ramsay will sneak one around the edge in the fourth quarter.  

Pick:  'Cats cover as Purdue cannot hold up against this defense -  21-14 final.  Take the ‘Cats and give the points as the under pays as well.

Season to Date:  2-1 ATS, 2-1 Straight up

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