Purdue Boilermakers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (-1)
Watsco Center is the venue where and the Miami Hurricanes (2-0) will play the Purdue Boilermakers (3-1) on Tuesday. Miami opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The over/under opens at 141.5.
Purdue enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 3-1 this year. They are averaging 77.0 pts per contest (121st in the country) while connecting on 48.4% from the field. The Boilermakers are shooting 43.6% on three-point attempts (41 of 94) and 70.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Purdue is snagging 35.3 rebounds per game and has 71 assists for the year, which ranks 36th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Boilermakers are forcing 14.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 231st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 55 surrendered on the season. The Boilermakers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (87 of 211) and they concede 25.3 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 29.9% on shots from downtown while they are 84th in the country in PPG allowed (64.0).
The Purdue Boilermakers took the court against the Valparaiso Crusaders and notched a win by a score of 68-61 in their last game. Purdue ended with a 35.2% field goal percentage (19 of 54) and made 6 of 23 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Boilermakers knocked down 24 of their 37 attempts for a rate of 64.9%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 assists for the contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, Purdue allowed 35.2% from the field on 19 out of 54. Valparaiso earned 13 dimes and 3 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Crusaders snagged 31 boards (4 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Valparaiso finished 78.9% when shooting free throws by converting 15 of 19 attempts. They buried 8 of 26 attempts from downtown.
Isaiah Thompson is a player who saw a lot of court time for the game. He finished with 14 points on 2 out of 6 shooting. He played 36 mins played and collected 3 rebounds. Thompson finished the game at 33.3% from the field and also earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Boilermakers was Sasha Stefanovic. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also had 3 dimes. He ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor in the game by shooting 4-of-9 (19 points). Overall, Stefanovic was on the court for 34 minutes.
Miami has a record of 2-0 this year. Miami has earned 159 pts so far this year (79.5 per game) and they pull in 48.0 rebounds per game. The Hurricanes are responsible for committing 11.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.6% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hurricanes are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks 162nd in the nation. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per contest (42nd in college hoops) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per game. The Hurricanes on the defensive end are ranked 40th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 59.5. They give up 15.5 dimes and 31.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 238th and 62nd in college basketball. The Miami defense surrenders 32.4% on 3-point shots (23 of 71) and opponents are making 50.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 16.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 34.9% from the field (21st in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami Hurricanes took home the win by a final score of 82-60 against the Stetson Hatters. The Hurricanes snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 45 in this matchup. They rejected 3 tries while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Hatters committed 17 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Hurricanes to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami converted 8 of their 23 attempts (34.8%). Overall, the Hurricanes walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8%. The Hurricanes allowed the Hatters to make 23 of their 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.0% in this contest. They shot 35.5% from 3-point land by going 11 of 31 and finished the contest at 3 of 8 at the charity stripe (37.5%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Miami permitted Stetson to collect 28 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Isaiah Wong played a lot for the Hurricanes in this game. He made 6 of 15 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Wong grabbed 12 rebounds in his 31 mins played and accounted for 3 dimes for this game. Another guy who saw a lot of action for Miami was Kameron McGusty. He was able to score 11 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 13 from the floor in this contest. McGusty ended up shooting 38.5% from the floor while contributing 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Purdue (-1)
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