Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Prediction


The Purdue Boilermakers (6-4) will battle against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The game is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Fighting Irish defeated the UIC Flames 84-67, while the Boilermakers had no trouble getting past the Fairfield Stags 90-57.

Purdue played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.203 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0. Fairfield had marks of 0.083 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats. Notre Dame, meanwhile, made good use of their 38 trips to the charity stripe, converting on 36 of them (94.7 percent). UIC was just 13-20 (65.0 percent). Notre Dame received a boost from Nate Laszewski, who finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Carsen Edwards, meanwhile led the way for Purdue, recording 30 points.

Ryan Cline and Edwards have been playing well over the last five games for Purdue. Cline has averaged 0 points per game, while Edwards has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams face off. Notre Dame ranks 253rd in possessions per game (67.0) and Purdue is 306th (67.6) dating back to last season. Additionally, the Boilermakers rank 322nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.247), while the Fighting Irish rank 23rd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.159).

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Notre Dame, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Purdue ranks 21st in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Notre Dame ranks 237th (35.2).
  • The Boilermakers average 15.7 assists per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. The Fighting Irish rank 134th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
  • Purdue ranks 13th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Notre Dame ranks 21st (5.0).
  • The Boilermakers rank seventh in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while the Fighting Irish rank 212th in three pointers allowed per game (23.1).
  • Notre Dame ranks ninth in blocks per game (4.0) while Purdue ranks 82nd (4.6).