Louisville Cardinals vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (5-1) at Louisville Cardinals (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -6.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
A marquee matchup takes center stage on Wednesday evening, as the 16th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers head to the KFC Yum! Center to take on the 14th-ranked Louisville Cardinals as part of the ACC/Big Ten challenge.
The #16 Purdue Boilermakers look to remain hot as they try to build on their current 4-game win streak. Their most recent outing resulted in a 79-68 win over NJIT with Purdue leading scorer Caleb Swanigan doing just that, posting a team-high 22 points on 6 of 6 from the floor and a perfect 10 of 10 from the foul line to go alone with 13 boards for his 4th consecutive game with double-double, and 5th overall this season. Carsen Edwards finished 2nd with 19 points and Vince Edwards came 3rd with 12 points as the 3 Boilermakers to hit double figures in the win. Swanigan leads the team with an average of a double-double per game this season, posting team-highs with 18.8 points and 12 rebounds per game while Dakota Mathias is the team’s leading passer with 4 assists per game. As a team, Purdue is scoring 84.8 points per game on 50.4% from the field, the 19th-best percentage in D-I, to go alone with the 17th-best 3-point percentage at 41.5% while making 70.7% of their shots at the foul line.
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The 14th-ranked Louisville Cardinals could use a win to get back on track. Louisville had their perfect start to the season broken after a 66-63 loss to Baylor in the final of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Cardinals’ leading scorer Donovan Mitchel led Louisville with 17 points to go along with a game-high 8 rebounds. Quentin Snider came 2nd with 14 poinst and Jaylen Johnson scored 10 points. Mitchell leads the team with 13 points per game, Jaylen Johnson is the team’s top rebounder with 9.7 per game and Quentin Snider is the team’s leading passer with 3.7 per game. As a team, Louisville is scoring 75 points per game, on 40.9% from the field, 32% from 3-point range and 65.2% from the foul line.
Purdue is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the ACC while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 overall. Louisville is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Big Ten and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games while the under is 13-3-1 in their last 17 games overall.
This should be a great game to watch, and could be the game of the challenge. However when it comes to making a pick, Purdue is 255th out of 347 D-I teams in turnover percentage and that could come into play with how Louisville likes to play pressure defense. If Purdue cracks, this could get ugly.
Lay the points with Louisville.