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Northwestern got off to a great start Thursday night with a 31-27 win on the road at Purdue. 

With their odds currently at 55/1 to win the Big Ten Conference, this is a great chance to hop on board the Wildcat Wagon and score on a nice prop bet in the process.

​​Head coach Pat Fitzgerald will be looking to guide Northwestern to their fourth double-digit win season over the last seven campaigns. Despite their lack of national attention, the Cats have certainly been close to this milestone before. 

The most favorable part of the wager (besides the excellent ROI) is Northwestern’s schedule, which doesn’t feature too many bumps in the road. Speaking of the road, the Wildcats only have one away game against a ranked opponent (No. 11 Michigan St.), and it takes place early enough in the campaign where a loss could certainly be redeemed later on.

Northwestern doesn’t get off scot-free, but they do have the advantage of facing ranked teams (No. 14 Michigan, No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 12 Notre Dame) at their own Ryan Field in Evanston, IL. This is great news for the Wildcats, considering they’re 16-6 at home over the last three seasons. 

With the schedule lining up favorably, a win under their belt, and a history of success, there are plenty of reasons to love the Wildcat Wagon...and there's plenty of room on board. 

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