Purdue Boilermakers vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 11/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR
The West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0) will try to defeat the Purdue Boilermakers (3-0) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday.
The Purdue Boilermakers faced Marquette and took home the win by a score of 75-70 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Boilermakers walked away with 10 while Marquette recorded 19 fouls. They knocked down 11 of 35 shots from distance. Marquette shot 71.4% from the free throw line by converting 5 of 7 attempts. Moreover, Marquette collected 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Marquette recorded 17 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Regarding defending, Purdue allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the field on 27 of 72 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists in this game while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 33 with 5 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Boilermakers knocked down 12 of their 18 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Purdue walked away from the contest having earned a 48.2% field goal percentage (27 of 56) and buried 9 of their 27 shots from distance.
Zach Edey is someone who was a major factor in this game. He ended up going 72.7% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He played 33 minutes and totaled 13 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Purdue will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 3-0 so far this year. They turn the ball over 10.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 13.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Purdue is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 43 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 344th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Boilermakers are connecting on 28.8% on shots from 3-point land (23 of 80) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They average 74.0 points per outing (181st in college hoops) while shooting 44.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Boilermakers are able to force 12.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They rank 14th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 33 relinquished for the campaign. Boilermakers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 35.1% (65 of 185) and they relinquish 31.7 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 23.1% on three-point shots and they are 23rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (55.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the West Virginia Mountaineers walked away with a victory by a final of 92-58 when they faced Penn. The Mountaineers pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the matchup. They also turned it over 7 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. Penn was called for 21 personal fouls in this game which got the Mountaineers to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They were able to make 20 of those for a percentage of 76.9%. When discussing shooting from downtown, West Virginia converted 12 of their 23 attempts (52.2%). Overall, the Mountaineers finished the game shooting 30 for 54 from the floor which had them at 55.6%. The Mountaineers permitted Penn to knock down 21 out of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.0% for this game. They went 29.2% from distance by hitting 7 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 18 at the free throw line (50.0%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, West Virginia permitted Penn to get 30 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Erik Stevenson ended up being a factor for the Mountaineers for the game. He converted 8 of 9 for the contest for a field goal rate of 88.9%, but wasn't able to grab a rebound. He had 21 points in his 16 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
West Virginia has a win-loss mark of 4-0 on the season. As an offense, the Mountaineers are connecting on 50.9% from the floor, which is 27th in college basketball. West Virginia has scored 324 points so far this season (81.0 per game) and they pull in 34.3 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 13.5 times per game (182nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.5 times per contest. The Mountaineers are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.0% from the free throw line.
The Mountaineers on the defensive side of the court are 32nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 57.3. They are able to force 18.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (44th in college basketball). The West Virginia defense allows 31.3% on 3-pointers (26 of 83) and their opposition makes 64.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 9.8 assists and 31.5 rebounds every game, which is 55th and 71st in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue
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