Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Boilermakers versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. In this non-conference matchup, the Boilermakers are the betting favorite against the Bulldogs. The over/under for the game is 155.5 points.
PURDUE BOILERMAKERS VS GONZAGA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs +5
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 5:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE GONZAGA BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will Gonzaga pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can Purdue Stun the Crowd at Stan Sheriff Center?
In their first three games of the season, Purdue has remained undefeated with a 3-0 record. Looking back at their previous ten away games, Purdue has gone 7-3, dating back to last year. Heading into their game against Gonzaga, Purdue holds a 1-1 ATS record. Last season, Purdue went 5-7 vs. the spread on the road. As they get ready for their first road game of the season, Purdue will look to improve their performance vs. the spread away from home.
Through three games, Purdue has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 147 points per game so far. The Boilermakers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
In their latest game, Purdue’s offense looked good, scoring 83 points against Xavier. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 18/21 free throws. The top scorer for the Boilermakers was Zach Edey with 28 points, while Braden Smith also added 12 to the scoreboard.
So far this season, the Purdue defense has been performing well, ranking 12th in the country at 57.7 points allowed per contest. Purdue’s three-point defense is currently 41st in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 34.7% of their shots vs. Purdue.
Can the Bulldogs Lock in a Home Win?
Gonzaga comes into their second game of the season with a 1-0 overall record. In their last ten home games, Gonzaga has a record of 9-1, which includes last year. Heading into their game against Purdue, Gonzaga currently holds a 1-0 ATS record. Looking back at their last three games, the team has gone 1-1 vs. the spread, while sporting an average scoring differential of +13.
After just one game, Gonzaga’s over/under record stands at 1-0-0 following an over/under record of 19-13-0 last season. When analyzing the Bulldogs’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 85 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
The Gonzaga offense is coming off a game in which they scored 86 points vs. Yale. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Braden Huff with 19 points, while Ryan Nembhard also chipped in with 16 points.
So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 47th in the country at 64.0 points per contest. So far, the Gonzaga defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (252nd).