Purdue vs. New Mexico - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (5-1) at Purdue Boilermakers (7-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Mackey Arena)
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The New Mexico Lobos and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday afternoon at the Mackey Arena.
The New Mexico Lobos look for their second road win to get off to an impressive 6-1 start. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 82 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Tim Williams is averaging 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while Elijah Brown is averaging 17.3 points and 3.5 assists. Cullen Neal is the third double-digit scorer and Obij Aget is grabbing seven rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. New Mexico have three players averaging at least 17 points and have 99 assists on 178 made baskets. The New Mexico Lobos have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Purdue Boilermakers look to keep the ball rolling after getting off to a quick 7-0 start. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 82.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 57.6 points on 32.4 percent shooting. Isaac Haas is averaging 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds while A.J. Hammons is averaging 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Rapheal Davis is dishing 2.6 assists and Vince Edwards is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. Purdue is averaging 10.1 made threes per game and has four double-digit scorers. The Purdue Boilermakers have won 10 straight home games.
The Lobos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Boilermakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games.
The Boilermakers are on fire and are making a strong case as being a team that could make a run to a Big Ten title. New Mexico is great defensively, but I'm not sure the Lobos can compete with the size of Purdue. I like the Boilermakers here.