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Purdue vs Grambling State Prediction 3-22-24 College Basketball Picks

Grambling State Tigers (20-14) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (29-4)
March 22, 2024 7:25 pm EDT
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -27; Over/Under: +138
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In this article, we will formulate a Grambling vs Purdue betting prediction for this College Basketball showdown on Friday, March 22nd at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. We will take a look at: 

-The Grambling Tigers recent form and recent player performance

-The Purdue Boilermakers recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Grambling and Purdue.

Grambling Needed Overtime on Wednesday

Grambling needed overtime on Wednesday against Montana State and they were able to secure the seven point victory. Jourdan Smith had a strong game putting up 18 points and nine rebounds. Grambling State is averaging 68.2 points while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. The defense at times has struggled, and it’s going to need to be better here. Kintavious Dozier has been the top player for Grambling averaging 12.9 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. 

Purdue Can’t Overlook this game

Purdue knows what happens when you overlook your first game and that can’t be the case again here. Although Purdue finished the regular season above Illinois and Nebraska, they lost the conference semi-final to Wisconsin. In the last game against Wisconsin, Purdue scored 75 points, but the defense gave up 76 points. Zach Edey had a strong game putting up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists. Purdue is averaging 83.4 points while their defense is giving up 70.2 points per game. Zach Edey is averaging 24.4 points while grabbing 11.7 rebounds per game. In this game, Purdue, is going to need to need to have a big game from Edey. 

Grambling vs Purdue Betting Prediction

Grambling has no one to match up with Zach Edey and that is going to be the difference here. Purdue knows they can’t overlook this game, and the offense is going to have a huge game here. Purdue is averaging 83.4 points per game and they are going to go well over that number here. Grambling’s offense will struggle here and Purdue will get the job done. Back Purdue against the spread. The Boilermakers will likely go through to the next round, where they should meet TCU or Utah State.


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Purdue -27

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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