Purdue Boilermakers vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 11/20/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (-4)
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-0) will try to beat the Purdue Boilermakers (3-0) at Stan Sheriff Center on Monday. Purdue is -4-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 152.5.
The Purdue Boilermakers faced off with Xavier and took home the win by a score of 83-71 in their last game. Purdue ended the game having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 57) and made 7 out of their 15 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Boilermakers buried 18 of 21 tries for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 32 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about defending, Purdue allowed the other team to go 44.8% from the floor on 30 of 67 shooting. Xavier recorded 15 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Additionally, Xavier snagged 26 boards (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. Xavier ended up going 66.7% from the charity stripe by burying 4 of 6 tries. They also buried 7 of 25 attempts from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Boilermakers finished with 11 while Xavier racked up 17 fouls.
Zach Edey is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He played for 33 mins and also pulled down 11 boards. He walked away with 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Purdue will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 3-0 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 12.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Purdue is pulling in 42.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 67 assists this season, which is 69th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Boilermakers are connecting on 46.3% on shots from downtown (31 of 67) and 76.1% from the free throw line. They average 89.3 points per game (30th in the country) while going 53.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Boilermakers are able to force 11.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 21.8% on 3-pointers and they are 20th in D-1 in PPG allowed (57.7). The Boilermakers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 34.7% (70 of 202) and they relinquish 31.0 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 121st in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 40 relinquished so far this year.
In their last game, the Gonzaga Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 123-57 when they played Eastern Oregon. In regard to rebounding, Gonzaga permitted Eastern Oregon to grab 28 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They went 20.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 13 from the free throw line (53.8%). The Bulldogs permitted Eastern Oregon to knock down 22 of their 76 tries from the floor which had them shooting 28.9% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs shot 52 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 63.4%. When discussing shots from distance, Gonzaga converted 7 of 22 tries (31.8%). They were able to make 12 of them for a rate of 57.1%. Eastern Oregon committed 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Bulldogs corralled 39 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds totaling 58 for the game.
Graham Ike pitched in for the Bulldogs in this game. He buried 11 of 12 for the game giving him a rate of 91.7%, and had 11 rebounds. He racked up 25 points in his 18 minutes on the court and had 3 assists in the game.
Gonzaga has a win-loss record of 2-0 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are shooting 57.5% from the floor, which ranks them 3rd in college hoops. Gonzaga has tallied 209 points for the campaign (104.5 per contest) and they grab 52.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.0 times per contest (44th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.5 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 15.5 fouls per contest and they hit 64.3% from the free throw line.
The Gonzaga defense allows 27.8% on three-point shots (15 of 54) and opponents are making 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 10.0 dimes and 28.5 rebounds every game, which is 80th and 15th in D-1. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 74th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 64.0. They have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 34.1% from the field (11th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Purdue (-4)
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