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Purdue vs Davidson 12/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Davidson Wildcats (7-3) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (10-0)
December 17, 2022 6:15 pm EDT
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -16 / Davidson Wildcats +16; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Davidson Wildcats and the Purdue Boilermakers meet in college basketball action from the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday.

The Davidson Wildcats will look to build on a 72-64 win over Western Carolina last time out. Foster Loyer leads the Wildcats in scoring and assists with 19.5 PPG and 5.5 APG in addition to 5 RPG while Sam Mennenga has 16.6 PPG and a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead Davidson in rebounding as the only other double-digit scorer for Davidson up to this point in the season. Connor Kochera has 9 PPG as well on the year. As a team, Davidson is averaging 75.9 PPG on 46.7% shooting from the field, 36.2% from three and 73.4% from the foul line up to this point in the year.

The Purdue Boilermakers will try to remain unbeaten, sitting at 10-0 after a 65-62 OT win over Nebraska last time out. Zach Edey leads the Boilermakers in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 22 PPG and 13.7 RPG while Fletcher Loyer has 13.1 PPG and 2.9 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Purdue up to this point in the season. Ethan Morton also has a team-high 3.7 APG to lead Purdue in the assist department up to this point in the season. As a team, Purdue is averaging 77.9 PPG on 46.1% shooting from the field, 33.6% from three and 76.3% from the foul line this season.

Davidson is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games while the over is 12-5 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Purdue is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS loss while the over is 37-14-1 in their last 52 neutral site games.

I could make a case for either side in this game, but I think I like the over better. These two teams can score, especially Purdue who lead the country in terms of offensive efficiency, and Davidson has the skill players to be able to make the shots and keep themselves competitive here. I think Purdue gets into the low- to mid-80s and the Wildcats hit the mid- to high-60s to get us into the 150 range and get us an over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 142.5

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