Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Volunteers versus the Boilermakers? Tip off is at at 2:20 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBS. The game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and Purdue is favored by -3 vs. Tennessee.


The Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -3

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 2:20 ET on Sunday, March 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Boilermakers.
  • Not only will Purdue pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Tennessee?

Tennessee will be playing their 35th game of the season when they take on Purdue. They currently have a record of 26-8. In road games, the Volunteers have a record of 9-5, while they are 18-4 at home. Tennessee’s record vs. the spread heading into today’s game is 18-17-1. In their previous five games, they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

After 34 games, Tennessee has an over/under record of 18-18-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.9 points per game so far. In the Volunteers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 140 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

The Tennessee offense is coming off a game in which they scored 82 points vs. Creighton. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.8% while connecting on 11 threes. Offensively, the Volunteers have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 260th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 207th in percentage and 63rd in three-pointers made.

Tennessee’s defense has been playing well, ranking 61st nationally, with 67.4 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Purdue. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.1%.

Can Purdue Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Purdue is set to play their 37th game of the season with a record of 32-4. In away games, they have a 9-3 record, while at home they are 24-1. Heading into today’s game, Purdue has a 19-16-2 record against the spread. In their last ten games, Purdue is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Purdue have had an average of 152.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 147.8 points. Their over/under record is 22-14-1. The Boilermakers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 145 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Purdue’s offense scored 80 points against Gonzaga. Their field goal percentage for the game was 57.1%, and they went 7/10 from the free-throw line. Zach Edey is leading the team in scoring at 24.4 points per contest. Braden Smith has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.5 going into the game.

At this time, the Boilermakers’ defense is positioned 101st in the country, permitting 69.2 points per game. Purdue’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Gonzaga offense to knock down 57% of their shots on their way to putting up 68 points.