Purdue Boilermakers vs. Georgia State Panthers - 11/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia State Panthers (1-1) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette on Friday, we’ve got college basketball action coming between the Georgia State Panthers and the Purdue Boilermakers.
Georgia State enters this game with a 1-1 record on the season, following an opening win over NAIA Thomas 111-69 and a loss to Auburn on Monday 83-65. The Panthers were down 35-30 at the half in that one, and allowed Auburn 48 points to their 35 in the second half.
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Through two games for Georgia State so far, Jeremy Hollowed is leading the team in scoring with 21.5 PPG and 5.0 RPG. Justin Seymour and Jeff Thomas are also averaging in double digits so far; Seymour sits on 14.0 PPG and 4.5 RPG while Thomas has 12.5 PPG with 2.5 RPG for Georgia State.
Over on the Purdue side, they’re coming in with a 1-1 record on the year as well. The Boilermakers won their opener convincingly 109-65 against McNeese State, then dropped a tough one to Villanova 79-76. Purdue gave up 24 points to Josh Hart in that one, and Darryl Reynolds added 12 of his own.
For the Boilermakers so far, Isaac Haas leads the team with 22.0 PPG and 4.5 RPG, while Caleb Swanigan is averaging a double-double at 21.5 PPG and 14.0 RPG. Vince Edwards and Carsen Edwards are averaging in double figures as well for Purdue; Vince has 14.5 PPG with 7.5 RPG and 6.0 APG while Carsen has 10.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG.
Georgia State is 9-21 ATS in their last 30 non-conference games, and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. Georgia State is also 1-4 ATS in their last five Friday games, and 1-8 ATS in their last nine road games.
Meanwhile, Purdue is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games overall, and 5-2 ATS in their last seven versus the Sun Belt. Purdue is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss, and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss.
Purdue gets plenty of credit for hanging in there with Villanova until the final horn. Still, the loss halted a nine-game win streak at home and was only the second November loss the Boilermakers have faced since 2006-07. Provided Purdue doesn’t come out flat after that letdown, the Boilermakers should have no problem with Georgia State here.