Purdue Boilermakers (4-0) vs Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-1)
November 25, 2022 11:30 pm EDT
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs / Purdue Boilermakers ; Over/Under:
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the Moda Center. The Purdue Boilermakers look to remain unbeaten. The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for their fifth win.
The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 75.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 58.8 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Zach Edey is averaging 20.7 points and 13.7 rebounds, while Braden Smith is averaging 10.7 points and 3 rebounds. Fletcher Loyer is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Newman is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 23 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 82.5 points on 53.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Drew Timme is averaging 21 points and 2.5 assists, while Julian Strawther is averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. Rasir Bolton is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Watson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.
I’m going to assume the Gonzaga Bulldogs are going to be decent favorites here as they have the reputation, they’re considered the better team and these are pretty much home games out west. However, getting the Purdue Boilermakers in an underdog role isn’t something you’re going to see often and no matter how good Timme is, Purdue has a guy who can give him fits down low. Purdue will have its chances to win this game outright. Assuming they’re dogs, give me the Boilermakers and the points.