Monday, November 14, 2016
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Monday, November 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 1 point favorites.
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The Wildcats had an overall record of 27-4 and a road record of 10-2 last year. They were 21-17 against the spread last year and their over/under record was 16-14. The Boilermakers had an overall record of 24-7 and a home record of 17-1 last season. They had an over/under record of 13-13 and they were 17-12 against the spread last season.
Josh Hart averaged 15.5 points per game last season while playing 31.4 minutes per night for the Wildcats. He pulled down 6.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage sat at 75%. Kris Jenkins averaged 13.6 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 85%.
A.J. Hammons averaged 15 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per contest last year for the Boilermakers. He grabbed 8.2 rebounds per game and had 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 59% and his free throw percentage was 71%. Vince Edwards averaged 11.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 82%.
Villanova averaged 77.5 points per contest last season which ranked them 57th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 13.9 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 142nd in the country. They averaged 35 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranked them 219th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 40th with 11 per game. The Wildcats allowed 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 14th in the nation. They also allowed a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.1 rebounds a game which ranked 57th and they gave up 12.8 assists per contest which put them in 145th place in the country. They forced 13.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 77th in Division 1.
Purdue averaged 77.9 points per game last year which ranked them 49th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin was 12.7 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them sitting in the 33rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 74th in the nation. They averaged 41.2 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranked them 7th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers ranked 109th with 12 per game. The Boilermakers allowed 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 25th in the country. They also allowed a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 32nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 30.7 rebounds a game which ranked 10th and they gave up 11.9 assists per contest which put them in 82nd place in the nation. The Boilermakers forced 9.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 348th in college basketball.
The Wildcats averaged 75 points per game on the road last season and they scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 15.7 per contest. The Wildcats had an offensive rating of 114.5 and they assisted on 60.3% of their shots last year. In terms of pace they averaged 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 55%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Villanova turned the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they got a steal on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage was 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage was 28.1%. The Wildcats gave up 65.6 points per game on the road last season and they surrendered 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers scored 82.3 ppg at home and they averaged 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They had an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 18.1 points per game. The Boilermakers had a rating on offense of 113.7 and 64.1% of their shots were assisted last season. They possessed the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year was 54%. As an offensive unit they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempted 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Purdue turned it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they stole the ball on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage was 57.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season was 34.9%. The Boilermakers gave up 64.2 points per contest at home last year and they gave up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats were 21-17 against the spread last season
The Villanova Wildcats were 16-14 against the over/under last year
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers were 17-12 against the spread last season
The Purdue Boilermakers were 13-13 against the over/under last year
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
11/05/16 G Ryan Cline Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -1
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