Purdue at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line has Purdue as 1 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 25-6. They had a point differential of 13.0 as they averaged 80.1 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Marquette had an overall record of 19-11 last season. They averaged 82.5 points per game and surrendered 75.0, good for a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers were 17-11 against the spread last season
The Purdue Boilermakers were 15-12 against the over/under last year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles were 15-15 against the spread last season
The Marquette Golden Eagles were 15-15 against the over/under last year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Caleb Swanigan averaged 18.5 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 12.5 rebounds per contest and distributed 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage was 78%. Vince Edwards averaged 12.6 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.2 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 49% for the season while his free throw percentage was 82%.
Markus Howard scored 13.2 points per contest while playing 22 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 2.2 rebounds per contest and had 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage finished at 89%. JaJuan Johnson averaged 12 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 26 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.1 rebounds per game and had 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averaged 80.1 points per contest last year, which was 34th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 13.0 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a unit, which had them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shot 41%, which was good for 7th in Division 1. They averaged 38.0 boards per contest and 18.1 assists per game, which ranked them 62nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 183rd with 13.1 per game. The Boilermakers allowed 67.2 points per contest, which was 59th in the country. They also surrendered a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 54th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 31.1 rebounds a game which ranked 20th, and they allowed 12.4 assists per game which put them in 109th place in college basketball. They forced 12.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 84th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette was 17th in the country with 82.5 points per contest last season. They were 16th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin was 7.5. They shot 43% from beyond the arc, which was good for 1st in Division 1. They were 295th in the country in rebounding with 33.2 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 16.5. The Golden Eagles were 258th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Golden Eagles gave up 75.0 points per game, which ranked them 249th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 266th and 289th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 330th with 15.9 dimes allowed per game and 96th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles were 180th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest last year.
The Boilermakers were 25th in the country in defensive rating last season with 94.8, and their offensive rating of 113.1 was ranked 26th. They were 155th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% was 21st. As a unit they were 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 134th in D-1. Purdue was 176th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 37th in the country.
Marquette was 261st in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 253rd in Division 1. The Golden Eagles were 237th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 115.7 was ranked 12th. They were 104th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% was 7th. As a unit they were 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 60th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -1
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