Sunday, January 29, 2017
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers head to Bob Devaney Sports Center to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 8 point favorites.
The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 17-4 and a road record of 2-2. They are 12-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-6. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 9-11 and a home record of 6-4. They have an over/under record of 7-11 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
Caleb Swanigan comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Isaac Haas averages 13.5 points per game in 21.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Purdue. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Tai Webster averages 18.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Purdue averages 82.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 7th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.6 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 147th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in Division 1.
Nebraska averages 71 points per game this year which ranks them 216th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 270th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 283rd in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 68th and 293rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 114th with 12.7 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 177th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 176th and 326th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 287th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 83.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 19.7 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 115.7 and they assist on 68.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.7%. The Boilermakers give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 72.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.3 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 100.9 and 44.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.5%. The Cornhuskers give up 70 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-6 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-6 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-9 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-11 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
01/11/17 F Edward Morrow Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -8
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