Marquette vs. Purdue - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (2-0) at Marquette Golden Eagles (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
One of the marquee matchups on Tuesday night pits the #20 Purdue Boilermakers against the Marquette Golden Eagles.
The #20 Purdue Boilermakers will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 2-0 this season following a 111-42 romp of Chicago State in their last outing. Carsen Edwards led the team with 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting with 4 triples in just 19 minutes on the floor, while Dakota Mathias added 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 6 assists. P.J. Thompson added 16 points with 4 threes as well as a pair of steals, while Vince Edwards chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double. Isaac Haas chipped in 8 points but added 6 boards and 3 rejections for Purdue in the win. Carsen Edwards leads the team with 20.5 points per game, while Vince Edwards leads the team in rebounding with 8.5 boards per game and Nojel Eastern leads the team in the assists department with 4.5 dimes per game. As a team, Purdue is scoring 108 points per game on 59.8% shooting from the floor, 44.7% from behind the arc and 71.7% from the foul line this season.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles will also try to remain unbeaten with a win over a ranked foe after opening the year with an 80-59 win over Mount St. Mary’s. Andrew Rowsey led the team with 23 points on 7 of 18 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 5 assists. Matt Heldt and Haanif Cheatham each chipped in 13 points, with Heldt going 5 of 6 from the floor, while Cheatham went 6 for 8 with a triple. Markus Howard added 11 points in 25 minutes off of the bench with a pair of threes, while Sam Hauser and Theo John each logged 4 points and a share of the team-high with 6 rebounds. Sacar Anim also added 5 assists of his own in the winning effort for Marquette. As a team, Marquette is scoring 80 points per game on 50.9% shooting from the field, 28.6% from behind the arc and 76.2% from the charity stripe this season.
We will update with trends when/if they are released.
As much as I want to say that a romp over Chicago State doesn’t mean much, I think Purdue has just as much potential and firepower as they did last season. Marquette opened the year with a solid win of their own, but all in all, I think Purdue just has too much depth here, and the line is pretty reasonable so I’ll lay the points with Purdue.