Villanova at Purdue NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to XL Center to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats defeated Saint Mary's 61-57 while Purdue beat Old Dominion 61-48. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 2 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 74.1 points per contest while giving up 66.8 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 23-8. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 66.2, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 21-14-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-19-1 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 18-15-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Eric Paschall averages 16.5 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Carsen Edwards averages 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Ryan Cline averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 126th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 190th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 325th with 10.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 144th and 134th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 221st place in Division 1. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 93rd in the country with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 169th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 88th in the nation. They are 87th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 95th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Boilermakers are 329th in turnovers per game with 10.7. The Boilermakers surrender 66.2 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 164th in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 40th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 166th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Wildcats are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.7. In terms of pace they are 334th in the country with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 70th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 4th in Division 1. Villanova is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 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 17th in the country in offensive rating with 113.1. In terms of pace they are 308th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 107th. As a team they are 102nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 37th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -2
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