The Purdue Boilermakers (2-2) welcome the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-2) in a matchup that pits outstanding offense against tremendous defense. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Purdue Boilermakers ATS Preview
In the Gamecocks’ last matchup, they got blown out by the VCU Rams, 93-65. With 16 points on 5-for-15 shooting, De’Torrion Ware was the top scorer from either team. VCU was lights out from beyond the arc (11-26; 42.3 percent). Jacksonville State, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.206 vs. 0.091).
The Boilermakers come in on a high note after blowing out the Chicago State Cougars in their last matchup, 93-49. Purdue’s Aaron Wheeler played a pivotal role with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Purdue dominated every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 60.5 (above their season average of 37.7) and a turnover percentage of 9.4 (better than their season average of 14.7). Chicago State put up marks of 21.9 and 24.0, respectively, for those same stats.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Purdue takes on the top-notch defense of Jacksonville State. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Boilermakers rank seventh in offensive efficiency, while the Gamecocks are 45th in defensive efficiency. It will also be a tale of two paces as the up-tempo Gamecocks rank 47th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Boilermakers rank 325th.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Purdue Boilermakers Odds Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Purdue, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Jacksonville State ranks 77th in blocks per game (4.0) while Purdue ranks 207th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).