Purdue at Appalachian State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to TD Arena to play the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 14.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 21.0 as they are averaging 87.0 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. Appalachian State has an overall record of 1-1. They are averaging 99.0 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 27.5.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
11/09/18 F James Lewis Jr. Eligibility is out indefinitely
10/19/18 G Michael Bibby Foot is out 6-8 weeks
Carsen Edwards comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 100%. Matt Haarms averages 12.5 points per game in 17.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Justin Forrest averages 18.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 50%. Ronshad Shabazz averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.5 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 87.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 77th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 21.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 104th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 185th in the nation. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 252nd with 12.0 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc, ranking them 184th and 315th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.0 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 8.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 38th place in Division 1. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Appalachian State is 18th in the country with 99.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in Division 1 in shooting at 57%, while their average scoring margin is 27.5. They shoot 54% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the nation. They are 164th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 167th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Mountaineers are 67th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Mountaineers surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 187th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 7.0 assists allowed per contest and 240th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mountaineers are 265th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 125.2, which is ranked 29th. They are 273rd in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 87th. As a unit they are 80th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 32nd in D-1. Purdue is 254th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Appalachian State is 98th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Mountaineers have an offensive rating of 126.1, which is ranked 27th. They are 39th in D-1 in pace with 78.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 67% is 8th. As a unit they are 13th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 67% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 233rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Appalachian State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Appalachian State +14.5
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