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Purdue vs. Lipscomb - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lipscomb Bison (9-4) at Purdue Boilermakers (12-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 30, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -22 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Lipscomb Bison (9-4) at Purdue Boilermakers (12-2)

The Lipscomb Bisons and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Mackey Arena.

The Lipscomb Bisons look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Lipscomb Bisons are averaging 72.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Garrison Mathews is averaging 20.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while Rob Marberry is averaging 13.9 points and 1.8 assists. Kenny Cooper is dishing 3.9 assists and Michael Buckland is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Lipscomb Bisons are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Lipscomb Bisons are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Lipscomb Bisons have split their last eight road games.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for another victory while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 86.4 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 17.7 points and 2.6 assists while Isaac Haas is averaging 14.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Dakota Mathias Vince Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Vincent Edwards is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won 15 straight home games.

The Bison are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. The Boilermakers are 10-1-2 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games, 30-12 ATS in their last 42 non-conference games and 34-16-3 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The over is 12-5 in Boilermakers last 17 overall and the under is 5-1 in Bison last 6 road games.

The Lipscomb Bisons have played some tough teams have held their own for the most part, but competing with the Purdue Boilermakers on the road is a different story. Purdue has bounced out of that funk it was in with eight straight victories and is proving to be a physical bunch that will continue to dominate the glass. The Lipscomb Bisons are going to have a lot of one and done trips and struggle to keep up in the second half. Give me Purdue in a blowout victory.

Purdue Boilermakers -22

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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