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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Siena Saints Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/24/13

Siena Saints (2-3) at Purdue Boilermakers (4-0)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Mackey Arena)

The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Siena Saints face off on Sunday in West Lafayette in Sunday college basketball action.

The Purdue Boilermakers are off to a 4-0 start to the season as they play their fifth home game in a row on Sunday. With Oklahoma State up next on Thanksgiving this is Purdue’s last chance to work out the kinks. Ronnie Johnson leads Purdue averaging 13.8 points and 4.8 assists thus far this season. Terone Jonson averages 12.5 points, Bryson Scott averages 9.2 points, and Jay Simpson averages 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Purdue is averaging 87.5 points per game and they are shooting 49.8 from the floor, 31.1 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and 63.3 percent from the free throw line while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points per game and their opponents shoot 38.1 percent.

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Siena Saints Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/24/13

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The Siena Saints are coming off of their first second win of the season as they knocked off Cornell on Friday. Siena has played the 150th ranked schedule in the nation and have now won back-to-back games after starting the season 0-3. Rob Poole leads Siena averaging 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Lavon Long averages 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, Maurice White averages 9.5 points, and Evan Hymes averages 8 points. Siena is averaging 69 points per game while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor, 29.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and 67.5 percent from the free throw line while defensively they allow 73.8 points and their opponents shoot 42.9 percent.

Purdue is 7-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, and 2-6-1 against the spread following a win. Siena is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-13 against the spread in their last 17 road games, and 2-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

This is a big number but I don’t see Purdue’s defense being good enough to cover it and I am going to go with Siena.

Siena Saints +17.5

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