Tennessee State at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Tennessee State Tigers head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 24.5 point favorites.
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Tennessee State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 66.7 points per contest while giving up 65.0 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 11-2. They are averaging 85.6 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 20.3.
Valuable Tennessee State Tigers Betting Trends
The Tennessee State Tigers are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Tennessee State Tigers are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Key Tennessee State Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Delano Spencer averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Christian Mekowulu averages 11.8 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 9.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Carsen Edwards scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Isaac Haas averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee State averages 66.7 points per contest this year, which is 316th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 308th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 273rd in Division 1. They average 34.8 boards per contest and 10.4 assists per game, which ranks them 234th and 341st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 73rd with 15.1 per game. The Tigers allow 65.0 points per contest, which is 47th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 112th and 190th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they allow 14.6 assists per game which puts them in 266th place in college basketball. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 26th in the country with 85.6 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 20.3. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 38th in Division 1. They are 127th in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 17.7. The Boilermakers are 292nd in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Boilermakers give up 65.3 points per game, which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 165th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 177th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 45th in the country in defensive rating with 92.2, and their offensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 320th. They are 279th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 280th. As a unit they are 273rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 51st in D-1. Tennessee State is 38th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 175th in the country.
Purdue is 287th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 16th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 118.4, and their defensive rating of 90.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 150th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 22nd. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 141st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee State +24.5
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