Purdue Boilermakers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs - 11/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (3-0) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (3-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Old Dominion Monarchs will play the Purdue Boilermakers in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tipoff at Uncasville, Connecticut.
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-0 this season and are coming off of a win against Incarnate Word by a score of 96-61. Purdue scored 53 points in the first half and the game was never really close. Isaac Haas led Purdue with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Rapheal Davis also added 14 points for Purdue. Purdue out rebounded their opponent by a total of 56-19 and had 23 assists in the win. Purdue is averaging 94.7 points per game while giving up 60 points per game. Purdue is also averaging 46 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game. Isaac Haas is the leading scorer for Purdue this season with 15 points per game. Caleb Swanigan leads Purdue in rebounding with 10 rebounds per game. Purdue is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 44.3% on three-pointers, and 53.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Morgan State by a score of 79-48. Old Dominion scored 46 points in the first half and locked down on defense in the second half to seal the blowout victory. Aaron Bacote led Old Dominion with 22 points. Denzell Taylor led Old Dominion in rebounding with 10 rebounds. Old Dominion won the rebounding battle by a total of 42-25 and had 14 assists in the win. Old Dominion is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 52 points per game. Old Dominion is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Trey Freeman is the leading scorer for Old Dominion with 17.7 points per game. Aaron Bacote is also a big time contributor for Old Dominion with 16.3 points per game. Old Dominion is shooting 65.3% on free throws, 37.5% on three-pointers, and 47.6% on all field goal attempts.
Old Dominion is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Old Dominion is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 7-0 in Old Dominion’s last 7 neutral site games. Purdue is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. Purdue is 5-11 in their last 16 neutral site games. The over is 6-2 in Purdue’s last 8 non-conference games.
Both teams come into this game undefeated and playing with plenty of confidence. Purdue’s offense has looked great in the early season and their defense has been decent too. Old Dominion has won convincingly all three times this season and has two very good scorers. I think the difference in this one will be Purdue’s rebounding edge and their ability to score quickly. I am taking Purdue in this one.