Texas Longhorns vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 3/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+3)
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Purdue Boilermakers (28-7) will compete against the Texas Longhorns (22-11) on Sunday. Texas opens as 3-point dogs. The over/under is set at 144.
The Texas Longhorns played Virginia Tech and went home with a win by a final score of 81-73 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Longhorns walked away with 22 and Virginia Tech recorded 19 personal fouls. They made 4 out of their 12 shots from distance. Virginia Tech went 88.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of 26 tries. Moreover, Virginia Tech pulled down 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Virginia Tech distributed 11 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Concerning defense, Texas allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the field on 23 of 47 shooting. They also dished out 17 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they compiled 25 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Longhorns made 17 of 22 tries for a rate of 77.3%. Texas walked away from the contest having earned a 47.4% FG percentage (27 out of 57) and knocked down 10 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Andrew Jones is a player who had an impact for this game. He accounted for 21 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes played and snagged 5 boards. He finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Texas comes into this one with a record of 22-11 this season. They currently have an average of 68.7 points per outing (240th in the country) on 44.3% from the floor. The Longhorns are hitting 32.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (215 of 653) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Texas is grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 434 dimes this year, which is 135th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 11.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.5 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Longhorns are able to force 15.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 fouls. They concede 31.8% on 3-pointers and they are 6th in D-1 in opponents points per game (60.0). The Longhorns are giving up a FG percentage of 41.5% (691 of 1,665) and they relinquish 31.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are 13th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 304 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers got the victory with a final of 78-56 when they faced Yale. The Boilermakers were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in the game. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. Yale earned 21 fouls for the contest which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 33 attempts. They were able to convert 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about three-point attempts, Purdue made 7 of their 22 tries (31.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Boilermakers ended up shooting 22 for 51 from the field which had them shooting 43.1%. The Boilermakers allowed Yale to make 23 out of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.5% for the matchup. They went 23.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 out of 17 and ended up going 6 of 11 at the free throw line (54.5%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Purdue allowed Yale to snag 28 in all (7 offensive).
Zach Edey ended up being important for the Boilermakers in the game. He made 4 out of 7 for the matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, and added 9 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 20 minutes of playing time and added 1 assist for this game.
Purdue has a win-loss mark of 28-7 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Boilermakers are hitting on 49.2% from the floor, which ranks 5th in college basketball. Purdue has accumulated 2,791 points on the season (79.7 per contest) and they pull in 38.7 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 16.6 times per contest (12th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 11.7 times per game. The Boilermakers are responsible for committing 14.3 fouls every game and they shoot 70.8% from the free throw line.
The Purdue defense allows 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (284 of 854) and their opposition knocks down 71.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 13.7 assists and 29.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 268th and 5th in college basketball. The Boilermakers defensively are ranked 157th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.4. They are forcing 9.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (145th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+3)
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