Yale Bulldogs vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 3/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Yale Bulldogs vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Yale (+18)
The Purdue Boilermakers (27-7) will try to beat the Yale Bulldogs (19-11) at Fiserv Forum on Friday. Purdue opens this game as 18-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 142.5.
The Yale Bulldogs faced Princeton and notched a win by a score of 66-64 in their last game. Yale ended the contest with a 46.2% FG percentage (24 of 52) and converted 6 of 17 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs knocked down 12 of their 15 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 35 with 4 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists in this game as well as forcing 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to the defense, Yale allowed 41.0% from the floor on 25 out of 61 shooting. Princeton distributed 11 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. In addition, Princeton pulled down 26 boards (3 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Princeton ended up shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 4 of 5 attempts. They also converted 10 of their 30 attempts from 3-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up finishing with 12 while Princeton totaled 13 personal fouls.
Azar Swain is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He recorded 23 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes played and totaled 6 rebounds. He finished shooting 42.9% from the field and totaled 2 assists.
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Yale will take the court with a mark of 19-11 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Yale is pulling in 36.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 357 assists for the season, which is 280th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are hitting 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (208 of 630) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.3 pts per game (146th in D-1) while connecting on 44.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bulldogs have forced 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They rank 86th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 354 surrendered on the campaign. The Bulldogs defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (739 of 1,747) and they relinquish 35.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 30.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 175th in the nation in PPG allowed (68.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers went home defeated by a final of 75-66 when they faced Iowa. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Purdue permitted Iowa to grab 29 in all (10 offensive). They finished 28.6% from downtown by going 8 out of 28 and finished the game at 15 out of 23 from the charity stripe (65.2%). The Boilermakers allowed Iowa to bury 26 out of 61 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.6% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Boilermakers ended up going 25 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 42.4%. Regarding three-point shots, Purdue made 5 of 20 attempts (25.0%). They were able to convert 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 64.7%. Iowa had 17 fouls in the matchup which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They turned it over 17 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Boilermakers earned 27 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the contest.
Trevion Williams was important for the Boilermakers in this contest. He had 13 points in his 23 mins on the court and accounted for 3 assists in this game. He converted 5 of 11 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 45.5%, and tallied 11 rebounds.
Purdue has a record of 27-7 so far this season. The Boilermakers are committing 14.4 fouls every game and they hit 70.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.6 times per contest (13th in D-1) and they cough up possession 11.7 times per game. Purdue has totaled 2,713 pts on the year (79.8 per game) and they grab 38.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers are connecting on 49.3% from the field, which is 5th in college basketball.
The Purdue defense gives up 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (280 of 837) and their opposition makes 72.0% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.6 dimes and 29.1 rebounds per contest, ranking them 268th and 5th in D-1. The Boilermakers are ranked 173rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 68.8. They are able to force 9.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (155th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue (-18)
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