The Marquette Golden Eagles (1-0) welcome the No. 19 Purdue Boilermakers (2-0) in a matchup that pits sensational offense against stifling defense. The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 159 points with Purdue set as a 4-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Preview
In the Boilermakers last outing, they had no trouble getting past the Chicago State Cougars, 111-42. With 15 points and 12 rebounds, Purdues Vincent Edwards had a good performance. Purdue played a flawless game. They had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.697 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.3. Chicago State put up marks of 0.231 and 21.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The Golden Eagles come in on a high note after dismantling the Mount St. Marys Mountaineers in their last outing, 80-59. With 23 points on 7-for-16 shooting, Andrew Rowsey was the games high scorer. Marquette played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 and a free throw rate of 0.281. Mount St. Marys recorded marks of 13.8 and 0.118, respectively, for those same stats.
This showdown pits one of the nations top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Since last season, Marquette ranks 15th in offensive efficiency and Purdue ranks 28th in defensive efficiency.
The Boilermakers have had records of 27-7 straight up (SU) and 20-11-2 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Purdue games have had a tendency to go over the projected point total since last season (60.6 percent).
Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles, have records of 20-12 SU and 16-16 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Marquette games over that same time frame with 17 overs compared to 15 unders.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Purdue, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Eagles rank 54th in three pointers attempted per game (24.4) while the Boilermakers rank 167th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1).
- Purdue averages 18.6 assists per game, which ranks second in the nation. Marquette ranks 287th in assists allowed per game (15.8).
- The Boilermakers rank 53rd in rebounds per game (38.2) while the Golden Eagles rank 264th (33.2).
- Marquette ranks 49th in steals per game (7.3) while Purdue ranks 221st (5.3).