Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 22-7 and a road record of 4-5. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 14-15 and a home record of 10-7. They have an over/under record of 14-9 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
A.J. Hammons comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Vince Edwards averages 10.2 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Purdue. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andrew White III averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Shavon Shields averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Purdue averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 12.2 per game. The Boilermakers allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in the Division 1.
Nebraska averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 178th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 119th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 155th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 177th and 250th respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 108th with 11.9 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 259th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 130th in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 112.9 and they assist on 63.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.4%. The Boilermakers give up 66.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 74.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.6 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 107.1 and 46.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Cornhuskers give up 64.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-11 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-13 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-10 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-9 against the over/under
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