VCU vs Purdue Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/29/2019
Game: VCU Rams vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Northwest Florida State College Arena in Niceville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -3.5
The VCU Rams head to Northwest Florida State College Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, November 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 3.5 point favorites.
VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 6-0. They currently have a point differential of 15.5 as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 61.8 per contest. Purdue has an overall mark of 3-2. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest and giving up 58.0, which is a point differential of 16.8.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 2-4-0 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 3-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-3-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-3-1 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Marcus Evans comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 23.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 1.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Marcus Santos-Silva averages 11.5 points per contest in 25.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Jahaad Proctor scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Matt Haarms averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 77.3 points per contest, which is 89th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 142nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 205th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 132nd with 14.5 per game. The Rams allow 61.8 points per contest, which is 75th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 199th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 225th, and they allow 10.3 assists per game which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 21.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 132nd in the nation with 74.8 points per contest this season. They are 91st in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 16.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 155th in the NCAA. They are 63rd in D-1 in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 17.8. The Boilermakers are 344th in turnovers per contest with 9.8. The Boilermakers give up 58.0 points per game, which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 39th with 30.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 118th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 101st. They are 108th in college basketball in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 105th. As a unit they are 93rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 105th in D-1. VCU is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114, which is ranked 29th. They are 329th in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 99th. As a unit they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 168th in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take VCU +3.5
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