Old Dominion at Purdue Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The Old Dominion Monarchs travel to XL Center to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 13.5 point favorites.
Old Dominion comes into this game with an overall record of 23-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 60.8 per contest. Purdue has an overall mark of 23-8. They are averaging 76.2 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 13-20-1 against the spread
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
01/03/19 G Marquis Godwin Foot is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Ahmad Caver averages 16.5 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. B.J. Stith comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Ryan Cline averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Carsen Edwards averages 23.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Monarchs allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in the nation. Old Dominion averages 66.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 313th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 129th in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 57th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 32nd with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 174th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Purdue is 84th in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 162nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 99th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 90th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Boilermakers are 329th in turnovers per game with 10.7.
The Monarchs are 241st in the nation in offensive rating with 101.2. In terms of pace they are 328th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 308th. As a team they are 321st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 209th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 334th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 310th in Division 1 with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 98th. As a team they are 95th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 40th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Old Dominion/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Purdue -13.5
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