Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (2-0)
November 15, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -9.5 / Marquette Golden Eagles +9.5 ; Over/Under: +147
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The Marquette Golden Eagles and the Purdue Boilermakers meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Mackey Arena. Marquette is 2-0 on the season so far. The Eagles beat Central Michigan in their last game. As for Purdue, they’re sitting at 2-0 as well. The Boilermakers are fresh off a blowout win over Austin Peay. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Marquette opened up the year with a matchup versus Radford. The Eagles scored 42 points in the first half and 37 more from there in a 79-69 win. Tops in scoring was Oso Ighodaro with 19 points and seven rebounds. Olivier-Maxence Prosper added 13 points.
In game two versus Central Michigan, the Eagles bagged another sizable win. Marquette jumped out to a 47-29 lead going into the second half and cruised to the 97-73 win. David Joplin was the high man this time on 23 points and four boards.
Over on the Purdue side, they didn’t have any trouble versus Milwaukee in their first matchup. The Boilermakers had a 19-point lead by the break and ended up winning 84-53. Fletcher Loyer managed 17 points, and Brandon Newman had 16 points.
The Boilermakers faced Austin Peay in their second game of the year. Purdue scored 31 points in the first half and 32 in the second for a 63-44 win. Zach Edey was the only double-digit scorer on the team, posting 30 points and 11 boards.
PICK: I’m going to stay with Purdue, but I could easily see this one going either way. Both teams have played pretty well this season so far. The Boilermakers didn’t shoot from outside very well in their last game versus Austin Peay (2-of-19 from 3-point range) but they were dominant in most other statistical categories. As for Marquette, they shot 53 percent from the field with 27 team assists in the win over Central Michigan. All things considered though, I think Purdue can put the clamps down on defense and power out a cover here.