Purdue vs ODU 3/21/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs
NCAAB: 9:50 PM EST
Mar. 21, 2019
The Purdue Boilermakers are set to face the Old Dominion Monarchs in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament as they will meet at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The Purdue Boilermakers enter the tournament as a 3rd seed with a 23-9 record, and they will be looking to rebound after losing in the Big Ten quarterfinal round to Minnesota, 75-73. Matt Haarms led the way for the Purdue Boilermakers with 16 points and 4 rebounds. Ryan Cline fell just shy of a double-double as he contributed 14 points and 8 assists.
The Old Dominion Monarchs enter the NCAA Tournament as a 14th seed with a 26-8 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning the Conference USA championship over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 62-56. Xavier Green led the way for the Old Dominion Monarchs with 16 points. Ahmad Caver fell just shy of a double-double as he contributed 10 points and 9 assists.
Carsen Edwards is the leading scorer for the Purdue Boilermakers as the junior guard is averaging 23 PPG. Nojel Eastern is the leading rebounder for Matt Painter and company as the sophomore guard is averaging 5.8 RPG. Ryan Cline is the leading assists guy for the Boilermakers as the senior guard is averaging 3.3 APG. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 44.6% from the field this season while connecting on 36.4% of their three-point attempts.
B.J. Stith is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Old Dominion Monarchs as the senior guard is averaging 16.9 PPG and 7.4 RPG. Ahmad Carver is the leading assists guy for Jeff Jones and company as the senior guard is averaging 5.6 APG while also contributing 16.5 PPG and a team-high 1.4 steals per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 41.1% from the field this season while connecting on 35.3% of their three-point attempts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Monarchs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
Under is 7-0 in Monarchs last 7 overall.
Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Over is 38-16-1 in Boilermakers last 55 neutral site games.
Free Betting Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +12
While Purdue had an amazing Big Ten year, Old Dominion had a good season in a competitive Conference USA. Old Dominion has some solid non-conference wins under their belt this season which includes VCU, Syracuse, and Northern Iowa. Old Dominion has two amazing guards in Stith and Carver which is the recipe for stopping Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline. Final Score Prediction, Purdue Boilermakers win but fail to cover ATS 72-63.