St. Peter's Peacocks vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 3/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Peter's Peacocks vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Peter's (+13)
Wells Fargo Center is where the Purdue Boilermakers (29-7) will take on the St. Peter's Peacocks (21-11) on Friday. St. Peter's opens this contest as 13-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 134.5.
The St. Peter's Peacocks faced off with Murray State and went home with a win by a final score of 70-60 in their last contest. St. Peter's finished the game with a 41.5% field goal percentage (22 of 53) and made 3 of their 13 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Peacocks converted 23 of their 31 tries for a percentage of 74.2%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 35 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 14 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. With regard to defending, St. Peter's let their opponent shoot 34.6% from the floor on 18 of 52 shooting. Murray State totaled 13 assists and had 8 steals in this game. On top of that, Murray State collected 27 rebounds (11 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Murray State finished the game at 64.0% when shooting free throws by making 16 of 25 attempts. They also knocked down 8 of 24 tries from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Peacocks left the arena with 22 and Murray State finished the game with 24 personal fouls.
KC Ndefo is a player who was important in the matchup. He was able to score 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and collected 10 boards. He finished 50.0% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes.
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St. Peter's comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 21-11 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.8 fouls per contest. As a team, St. Peter's is pulling down 36.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 398 assists for the season, which ranks 202nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Peacocks are shooting 35.5% on shots from downtown (188 of 529) and 69.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67.5 points per outing (268th in college hoops) on 43.3% from the floor.
On defense, the Peacocks are able to force 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 fouls. They give up 29.4% on shots from distance while they are 19th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (62.3). The Peacocks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 38.4% (651 of 1,696) and they relinquish 33.1 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 58th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 344 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Purdue Boilermakers took home the win by a final score of 81-71 against Texas. With respect to rebounding, Purdue permitted Texas to pull down 27 in total (11 offensive). They finished 35.7% from 3-point land by going 10 of 28 and finished the contest at 7 of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). The Boilermakers allowed Texas to make 27 of their 68 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 39.7% for the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Boilermakers went 21 out of 43 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8%. In terms of three-point shots, Purdue made 6 of 17 tries (35.3%). They were able to convert 33 of the free throw tries for a clip of 71.7%. Texas committed 29 personal fouls for the contest which got the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for a total of 46 attempts. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Boilermakers collected 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 for this contest.
Trevion Williams pitched in for the Boilermakers for the game. He earned 22 points in his 24 mins on the court and accumulated 2 assists in this matchup. He converted 10 of 13 for the game for a rate of 76.9%, and totaled 7 rebounds.
Purdue has a win-loss record of 29-7 for the campaign. The Boilermakers commit 14.4 personal fouls per game and they hit 70.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 16.4 times per game (14th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. Purdue has totaled 2,872 points on the year (79.8 per game) and they pull in 38.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers are hitting on 49.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 6th in the nation.
The Purdue defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point shots (294 of 882) and opponents are knocking down 71.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 13.7 assists and 29.2 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 270th and 4th in those categories on the defensive end. The Boilermakers on the defensive side of the court are 159th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.5. They are able to force 9.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the field (137th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Peter's (+13)
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