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Davidson vs Purdue Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 17th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Boilermakers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Davidson Wildcats at Purdue Boilermakers
- Where: Indianapolis at Gainbridge Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, December 17th
- Betting Odds: Davidson +15.5, DAVID +861 | PUR -1643 O/U 142.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Purdue, the Davidson Wildcats will be taking the floor for the 11th time this season and have an overall record of 7-3. So far, the Wildcats have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. For the season, Davidson has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +15.5 point underdogs.
Davidson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Foster Loyer who is averaging 19.5 points per game for the Wildcats. Loyer is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive gameplan is the play of Sam Mennenga who has hit 55.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.6 points per game.
Through 10 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.
The Purdue Boilermakers will look to maintain their perfect record in today’s game vs Davidson, as they currently have a mark of 10-0. Currently, the Boilermakers have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. The Boilermakers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15.5 points in their favor. For the season, Purdue has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 8-0.
Zach Edey comes into today’s game as the Boilermakers’ leading scorer at 22.0 points per contest. Not only has Edey been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Purdue’s top rebounder at 13.7 boards per contest. Behind Edey, the team has benefited from the strong play of Fletcher Loyer who is second on the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.6% of his shots and is adding 1.6 boards per game.
Through 10 games, Purdue has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Boilermakers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 39.1% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.74 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers -15.5
For today’s matchup between Purdue Boilermakers and Davidson Wildcats, our analysis points to Purdue covering the spread as the -15.5 point favorites. Although the Boilermakers are just 1-4 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Purdue as they will be facing a Davidson team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Wildcats’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Purdue Boilermakers to cover!