Purdue at Virginia Expert Elite 8 Basketball Picks 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
KFC Yum! Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in the Elite 8. Purdue won an overtime thriller over Tennessee by a score of 99-94 while Virginia pulled away late and beat Oregon 53-49. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 26-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 32-3. They are averaging 71.0 points per game and surrendering 54.8, good for a point differential of 16.2.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 20-15-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 24-11-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Carsen Edwards comes into this game averaging 23.8 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Ryan Cline averages 12.1 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
De'Andre Hunter scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Kyle Guy averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 76.7 points per contest, which is 73rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 140th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 75th and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 329th with 10.6 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 56th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 184th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 36th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 114th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 221st in the nation with 71.0 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 16.2. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the NCAA. They are 213th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 103rd in assists per game with 14.3. The Cavaliers are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.1. The Cavaliers give up 54.8 points per game, which ranks them 1st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.7 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 29.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 27th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114.3, which is ranked 9th. They are 309th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 75th. As a unit they are 81st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in D-1. Purdue is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 116.1, which is ranked 6th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 61 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 22nd. As a unit they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue +4.5
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