Valparaiso at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 15 point favorites.
Valparaiso comes into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They currently have a point differential of 23.0 as they are averaging 83.0 points per game while giving up 60.0 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 86.5 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 19.4.
Valuable Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-2 against the over/under this year
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tevonn Walker averages 17.3 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Bakari Evelyn averages 11.5 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Carsen Edwards averages 16.3 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Isaac Haas averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Valparaiso averages 83.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 229th in the country. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 187th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 14.3 per game. The Crusaders allow 60.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in college basketball. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 29th in the country with 86.5 points per game this year. They are 34th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 19.4. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in college basketball. They are 92nd in the nation in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Boilermakers are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Boilermakers surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 79th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 143rd with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 175th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 93rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Crusaders are 3rd in the country in defensive rating with 81.8, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 55th. They are 97th in college basketball in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 82nd. As a unit they are 53rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in D-1. Valparaiso is 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 40%, which is 2nd in the country.
Purdue is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 26th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 119.8, and their defensive rating of 92.9 is ranked 63rd. In terms of pace they are 180th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 24th. As a team they are 17th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 150th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Valparaiso/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Purdue -15
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