Thursday, March 17, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Arkansas Little Rock Trojans on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 24-7 and a road record of 5-5. They are 17-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-13. The Trojans have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 14-0. They have an over/under record of 10-17 and they are 19-10 against the spread.
A.J. Hammons comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Vince Edwards averages 11 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Purdue. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Josh Hagins averages 12.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Trojans. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Marcus Johnson Jr. averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Purdue averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 69th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 11.8 per game. The Boilermakers allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the country. They force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in the Division 1.
Arkansas Little Rock averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 237th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 78th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 296th and 189th respectively. In the turnover department the Trojans rank 14th with 10.2 per game. The Trojans allow 60.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 84th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Trojans force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 72.6 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 7.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.7 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114.3 and they assist on 64% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Boilermakers give up 65 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Trojans score 75.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.2 points per game. The Trojans have a rating on offense of 109.5 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Arkansas Little Rock turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.2%. The Trojans give up 59.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 17-11 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-13 against the over/under
Arkansas Little Rock Trojans Betting Trends
The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans are 19-10 against the spread
The Arkansas Little Rock Trojans are 10-17 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arkansas Little Rock Trojans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh 's Pick: Take Purdue
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks