Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Boilermakers. The game is starting at 7:39 ET on TBS/, and it’s hosted by the Boilermakers at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 154.5 points, and Purdue is favored by -5 vs. Gonzaga.


The Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:39 ET on Friday, March 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-67 in favor of the Boilermakers.
  • Not only will Purdue pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can the Bulldogs Grab a Win in Detroit?

Gonzaga, who has a 27-7 record this season, will face Purdue. The Bulldogs have a 10-2 record on the road and are 15-4 at home. As of today’s game, Gonzaga holds a 16-15 record against the spread. In their last ten games this season, Gonzaga has been successful vs. the spread, going 4-1.

Looking at their over/under performance through 34 games, Gonzaga has an over/under record of 15-15-1, with their games averaging 153.4 points per game on average. The Bulldogs’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 145 points per game.

In their latest game, Gonzaga’s offense looked good, scoring 89 points against Kansas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 60.3% and made 11/15 free throws. Anton Watson led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Nolan Hickman contributed 17 points for the Bulldogs.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 78th in the country at 68.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Purdue. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.6%.

Will Purdue Make it Happen at Home?

Purdue has a 31-4 overall record as they gear up for their 36th game of the season. In away games, the Boilermakers are 9-3, while at home they are 23-1. Looking at Purdue’s ATS performance, they have a current ATS record of 18-16-2 heading into today’s game. In their last ten games this season, Purdue is 2-3 against the spread.

Purdue’s games have, on average, featured 152.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 22-13-1. Their average over/under line is currently 147.6 points so far. In the Boilermakers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 145 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

The Purdue offense is coming off a game where they scored 106 points against Utah State. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.9% and connected on 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Boilermakers have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 38th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 24th in terms of percentage and 92nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Purdue defense is giving up an average of 69.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Gonzaga. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.1%.