Milwaukee Panthers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 11/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Panthers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Mackey Arena is the location where the Purdue Boilermakers (29-8 last year) will go up against the Milwaukee Panthers (10-22 last season) on Tuesday.
The Milwaukee Panthers faced off with UIC and took a loss by a final of 80-69 in their last contest of last year. When discussing fouls, the Panthers finished with 18 while UIC totaled 12 fouls. They also converted 11 of their 26 shots from 3-point range. UIC finished 81.0% when shooting free throws by making 17 of 21 attempts. Additionally, UIC had 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UIC totaled 10 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 47.3% from the floor on 26 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists for this game while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Panthers converted 7 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 53.8%. Milwaukee walked away from the game having earned a 40.9% FG percentage (27 of 66) and buried 8 out of their 17 shots from distance.
Joey St. Pierre is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He went 66.7% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He played 28 minutes and collected 10 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 8 of 12 shooting.
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Milwaukee heads into this game after finishing with a record of 10-22 last year. They turned it over 13.2 times per contest and as a group committed 16.9 fouls per game. As a basketball team, Milwaukee snagged 35.9 rebounds per contest and earned 366 dimes throughout last year, which had them ranked 271st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Panthers shot 31.7% on shots from distance (199 of 628) and 71.7% from the free throw line. They had an average of 64.8 points per game (323rd in college basketball) while connecting on 42.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Panthers were able to force their opponents into 10.2 turnovers every game and they drew 14.8 personal fouls. They were ranked 206th in D-1 in giving up assists with 416 conceded last year. The Panthers gave up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.1% (782 of 1,948) and they conceded 36.9 rebounds per game as a group. They gave up 33.5% on 3-point shots and they were ranked 226th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (70.8).
When they last played last year, the Purdue Boilermakers took a loss by a score of 67-64 when they played St. Peter's. The Boilermakers were able to corral 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this contest. They also turned it over 14 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. St. Peter's earned 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of those for a percentage of 86.7%. When talking about shots from downtown, Purdue made 5 of 21 attempts (23.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Boilermakers finished shooting 23 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Boilermakers permitted St. Peter's to knock down 21 out of their 54 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.9% in the matchup. They finished 28.6% from beyond the arc by hitting 6 of 21 and ended up going 19 out of 21 at the free throw line (90.5%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Purdue allowed St. Peter's to collect 20 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Mason Gillis pitched in for the Boilermakers for the contest. He racked up 10 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this game. He converted 2 out of 6 for the contest for a rate of 33.3%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Purdue had a win-loss mark of 29-8 last season. The Boilermakers were responsible for committing 14.5 fouls per game and they shot 71.1% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 16.2 times per contest (13th in college hoops) and they coughed up possession 11.8 times per contest. Purdue totaled 2,936 pts last season (79.4 per game) and they collected 38.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers hit 49.0% from the floor, which ranked 7th in Division 1.
The Boilermakers were ranked 155th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.4. They were able to force 9.5 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (134th in college basketball). The Purdue defense allowed 33.2% on shots from beyond the arc (300 of 903) and their opposition made 72.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrendered 13.6 assists and 29.1 rebounds every game, ranking them 267th and 4th in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue
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