Bookmakers expect decent results from the Northwestern Wildcats (22-11), giving them the 37th-ranked odds in all of college basketball to win the championship at the end of the 2022-23 season, at +15000 on the moneyline.

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The Wildcats play the UCLA Bruins, starting at 8:40 PM ET on Saturday, March 18 in the Second Round. UCLA is favored by 7.5 points, and the point total is set at 126.5.

Northwestern NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Odds

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
Current +15000 37th Bet $100 to win $15000
Pre-Tournament +15000 35th Bet $100 to win $15000
Pre-New Year +35000 68th Bet $100 to win $35000
Preseason +35000 83rd Bet $100 to win $35000

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Northwestern Team Stats

  • Northwestern outscores opponents by 5.3 points per game (scoring 67.9 per game to rank 274th in college basketball while giving up 62.6 per contest to rank 18th in college basketball) and has a +174 scoring differential overall.
  • Northwestern has a 13-4 record in games it was listed as favorites, and an 8-6 record in games it was listed as underdogs.
  • In one-possession games, the Wildcats are 0-1. They also have failed to win a game decided by six points or fewer (0-1).
  • When favored by three points or fewer this season, Northwestern has a 4-1 record. It is 9-3 when favored by 3.5 points or more.

Northwestern Quadrant Records

  • Q1 Record: 7-6 | Q2 Record: 6-5 | Q3 Record: 2-0 | Q4 Record: 7-0
  • Against Quadrant 1 teams, Northwestern is 7-6 (.538%) -- tied for the 15th-most victories.
  • Northwestern has six Quadrant 2 wins, tied for the 20th-most in Division I. But it also has five Quadrant 2 losses, tied for the 34th-most.

Quadrant records are based on computer rankings, not NCAA NET rankings. Here's what they mean: Quadrant 1: Home vs 1-30, Neutral vs 1-50, Away vs 1-75 | Quadrant 2: Home vs 31-75, Neutral vs 51-100, Away vs 76-135 | Quadrant 3: Home vs 76-160, Neutral vs 101-200, Away vs 136-240 | Quadrant 4: Home vs 161-plus, Neutral vs 201-plus, Away vs 241-plus

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Best Northwestern Players

  • Boo Buie leads the Wildcats in points and assists. He averages 17.3 points per game while also adding 4.5 assists.
  • Matthew Nicholson paces Northwestern with 5.3 rebounds per game.
  • Chase Audige is the top three-point shooter for the Wildcats, connecting on 2.0 per contest.
  • Northwestern's blocks leader is Nicholson, who averages 1.2 per game. Audige leads the team by averaging 2.4 steals an outing.

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