Xavier Musketeers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 11/13/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
The Purdue Boilermakers (2-0) will try to beat the Xavier Musketeers (2-0) at Mackey Arena on Monday.
The Xavier Musketeers faced Jacksonville and took home the win by a score of 79-56 in their last contest. Xavier ended having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 63) and buried 7 of their 29 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Musketeers knocked down 22 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 10 steals. In the matter of defense, Xavier allowed their opponent to shoot 34.8% from the floor on 23 out of 66 shooting. Jacksonville earned 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Additionally, Jacksonville pulled down 44 rebounds (18 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Jacksonville walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by burying 7 of their 14 attempts. They also made 3 of their 15 shots from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Musketeers ended up finishing with 14 while Jacksonville recorded 28 personal fouls.
Quincy Olivari is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He accumulated 17 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He played for 29 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists.
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Xavier steps onto the court with a mark of 2-0 this season. They currently have an average of 78.0 pts per game (174th in Division 1) while shooting 47.9% from the field. The Musketeers are hitting 27.5% on 3-point shots (11 of 40) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Xavier is grabbing 39.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 38 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 52nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 15.5 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Musketeers have forced 15.5 turnovers every game and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 179th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 23 conceded for the year. The Musketeers are giving up a shooting percentage of 34.4% (43 of 125) and they relinquish 38.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 21.2% on three-point shots while they are 55th in college basketball in opponents points per game (59.5).
The last time they took the court, the Purdue Boilermakers got the victory with a final of 87-57 when they played Morehead State. The Boilermakers pulled down 30 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. Morehead State committed 21 fouls in the game which got the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a clip of 79.2%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Purdue made 8 of 23 attempts (34.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Boilermakers went 30 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.5%. The Boilermakers permitted Morehead State to convert 23 out of 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.3% in the game. They shot 22.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 of 31 and finished the game at 4 out of 6 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Purdue permitted Morehead State to collect 28 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Zach Edey was important for the Boilermakers for the contest. He made 5 out of 8 in this contest for a rate of 62.5%, and had 8 rebounds. He scored 18 points in his 24 minutes on the court and tallied 3 assists for this game.
Purdue has a mark of 2-0 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Boilermakers are hitting on 54.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 14th in the country. Purdue has accounted for 185 points this year (92.5 per game) and they snag 46.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 24.0 times per game (8th in the nation) and they turn it over 11.5 times per game. The Boilermakers are committing 13.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.7% from the charity stripe.
The Boilermakers are ranked 14th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 51.0. They are forcing 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 29.6% from the field (7th in college basketball). The Purdue defense surrenders 19.4% on 3-point shots (12 of 62) and opponents are converting on 50.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.5 dimes and 32.0 total boards per game, which has them ranked 210th and 95th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue
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