Valparaiso at Purdue 12/7/17 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Valpo Crusaders vs. Purdue Boilermakers
NCAAB: 6:30 PM EST
Dec. 07, 2017
The Valparaiso Crusaders (8 - 0, 1 - 0 Away) are on the road to play the #21 Purdue Boilermakers (8 - 2, 5 - 0 Home). Purdue will be hosting this game at the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue will be hosting this game having won four straight contests while Valpo comes to town with a completely clean record, having won eight straight games to start the season. Purdue will be heavily favored in this game but Valparaiso has a chance at an upset.
Valparaiso takes to the court scoring 83 PPG on offense this season while shooting 49% from the floor as a team. The Valparaiso Crusaders have made their mark all season long by playing great defense and getting the ball around to the open shooter. Valparaiso is giving up just 60 PPG to opposing teams on the defensive side of the court.
The Purdue Boilermakers will be looking to improve upon a few close wins over the past week. Purdue has won their past two games by a combined ten points, cutting it far too close for such a talented team. Purdue is scoring 87 PPG on offense this season while giving up 67 PPG to opposing teams. Purdue is led by senior center Isaac Haas (16 PPG, 6 RPG). Haas is coming off of a 26 point, 9 board explosion over Northwestern in his last game. Haas will be the best player on the court in this game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Crusaders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Boilermakers are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 5-2 in Crusaders last 7 non-conference games.
Over is 10-2 in Boilermakers last 12 home games.
Free Betting Pick: Valparaiso Crusaders +15.5
Looks like the underdog Crusaders have a shot at pulling upset but at worst think it's Valpo keeping it within this large spread. On the year Valpo have been great ATS going 4-1 ATS and head to head have covered 2-1 in last 3 contests. Final Score Prediction, Purdue Boilermakers win but fall short ATS 78-72.