Virginia vs Purdue NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 12/4/2019
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -2.5
The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 2.5 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.9 as they are averaging 55.1 points per contest while giving up 40.3 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 4-3. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest and giving up 58.4, which is a point differential of 12.0.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-5-1 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/28/19 G Braxton Key Wrist is out indefinitely
11/24/19 G Kody Stattmann Illness is questionable
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Jay Huff averages 10.3 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 42%. Mamadi Diakite comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Matt Haarms averages 11.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Jahaad Proctor averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 40.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in Division 1. They also allow a 29% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they give up 7.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the NCAA. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in the nation. Virginia averages 55.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 346th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 297th. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 342nd in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 9.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 115th and 333rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 300th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 58.4 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 178th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Purdue is 221st in the country with 70.4 points per game this year. They are 180th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 256th in the nation. They are 48th in the country in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game and 82nd in assists per contest with 15.1. The Boilermakers are 218th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Cavaliers are 310th in the nation in offensive rating with 91.5. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 60.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 310th. As a team they are 320th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in Division 1. Virginia is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 224th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 111th. They are 324th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 194th. As a unit they are 221st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -2.5
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