Belmont at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Belmont Bruins travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 11 point favorites.
Belmont heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 89.5 points per contest while giving up 76.1 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 7-5. They are averaging 78.8 points per game and surrendering 69.3, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nick Muszynski averages 14.1 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Dylan Windler comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Ryan Cline averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Carsen Edwards averages 26.0 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 273rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 128th and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 285th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 194th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in the nation. Belmont averages 89.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in D-1. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 233rd with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 172nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Purdue is 81st in the country with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 142nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 180th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 97th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Boilermakers are 306th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Bruins are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 8th in the country with 79 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 29th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 140th in Division 1. Belmont is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 115.5. In terms of pace they are 284th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 63rd. As a team they are 83rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -11
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