Indiana State Sycamores vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana State Sycamores vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana State (+13)
The Indiana State Sycamores (1-0) are headed to Mackey Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Purdue Boilermakers (3-2). Purdue opens this contest as 13-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 139.5.
Indiana State will enter this matchup with a mark of 1-0 for the season. They turn it over 11 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 11 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Indiana State is pulling down 39 boards per game and has totaled 16 assists on the year, which is 299th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Sycamores are hitting 23.8% from downtown (5 of 21) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80 pts per game (84th in D-1) while hitting 46.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Sycamores have forced 22 turnovers per contest while drawing 20 personal fouls. They are giving up 52.2% on three-point shots and they are 110th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66). The Sycamores defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.4% (25 of 59) and they concede 35 boards per game as a group. They rank 16th in college hoops in giving up assists with 14 relinquished for the campaign.
The Indiana State Sycamores faced off with the Truman State Bulldogs and went home with a win by a final score of 80-66 in their last contest. Indiana State finished having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (31 out of 67) and converted 5 of 21 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Sycamores converted 13 of 19 tries for a rate of 68.4%. With respect to rebounding, they earned a total of 33 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 dimes for this contest while getting 13 steals and 8 blocks. Regarding the defense, Indiana State allowed the other team to go 46.3% from the field on 31 out of 67. Truman State distributed 14 dimes and 3 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Bulldogs collected 32 rebounds (3 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 8 blocked shots. Truman State finished the game shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 4 of 4 tries. They converted 12 of their 23 tries from long range.
Tre Williams is one player who played a role in this contest. He walked away with 16 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes played and also totaled 5 boards. Williams ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the game for the Sycamores was Jake LaRavia. He collected 5 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He finished 38.5% from the field for the matchup by going 5-of-13 (13 points). When the game finished, LaRavia was on the hardwood for 28 min.
Purdue has a win-loss mark of 3-2 on the year. The Boilermakers are committing 18.4 personal fouls per game and they shoot 71.3% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.4 times per contest (68th in the country) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per contest. Purdue has accumulated 362 pts on the campaign (72.4 per game) and they pull down 36.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Boilermakers are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 169th in college basketball. The Boilermakers on the defensive end are ranked 64th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 62.8. The Purdue defense allows 26.6% on three-point shots (33 of 124) and opponents are converting on 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They concede 13.4 assists and 26.8 boards every game, which is 184th and 8th in those defensive categories. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (136th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Purdue Boilermakers took a defeat with a final score of 58-54 when they faced the Miami Hurricanes. The Boilermakers pulled down 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in the game. They also rejected 2 shots while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Hurricanes were called for 14 fouls in this contest which took the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a clip of 80.0%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Purdue made 4 of 25 tries (16.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Boilermakers went 21 out of 60 from the floor which had them sitting at 35.0%. The Boilermakers allowed the Hurricanes to convert 20 out of their 47 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.6% in this matchup. They shot 5.9% from three-point range by going 1 of 17 and finished the game at 17 out of 29 at the free throw line (58.6%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Purdue allowed Miami to snag 32 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Trevion Williams played big minutes for the Boilermakers in this contest. He buried 4 of 10 in this contest for a rate of 40.0%, which earned him 8 points. Williams grabbed 7 rebounds in his 23 minutes played and accounted for 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Purdue was Brandon Newman. He ended up finishing with 7 points in 25 minutes on the court by going 3 out of 7 shooting in this contest. Newman finished going 42.9% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Purdue (-13) and under 139.5 points
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