Western Illinois at Purdue Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Monday, December 19, 2016.
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The Leathernecks come into this game with an overall record of 2-7 and a road record of 0-4. They are 0-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 8-2 and a home record of 5-1. They have an over/under record of 5-3 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Garret Covington comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Leathernecks. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Mike Miklusak averages 15 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game for Western Illinois. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Caleb Swanigan averages 16.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Isaac Haas averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Western Illinois averages 62.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 325th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -10.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 307th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 149th in the country. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 295th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 329th with 16.3 per game. The Leathernecks allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 191st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 47% average from behind the arc ranking them 150th and 349th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 230th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 83.7 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 19 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 5th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 67th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 265th with 14.9 per game. The Boilermakers allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 88th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in college basketball.
The Leathernecks average 60.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 58.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.3 per contest. The Leathernecks have an offensive rating of 97.3 and they assist on 57.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Western Illinois turns the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 22.2%. The Leathernecks give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 82.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 88 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 30.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.7 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 116.6 and 69.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 60%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.2%. The Boilermakers give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Illinois Leathernecks Betting Trends
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 0-5 against the spread
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 2-3 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-3 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-3 against the over/under
Western Illinois Leathernecks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/06/16 G Spike Albrecht Back out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue
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