Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Purdue Boilermakers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction 3/29/2024

The Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-7) travel to face off against the Purdue Boilermakers (31-4) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on TBS/. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:39 ET.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Purdue Boilermakers

The Gonzaga Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

After a win against Kansas, Gonzaga has won 10 straight games and has a 27-7 record. They are 14-2 in West Coast Conference play and 13-5 in non-conference games. As the underdog, the Bulldogs are 2-2 this season.

On the road, Gonzaga has won eight straight games, and they are 10-2 in road games this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is +14.8 points per game. In their last 10 road games, the Bulldogs are 8-2.

As the underdog, Gonzaga has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this year and is 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road this season, the Bulldogs have gone 7-5 vs. the spread and are 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Gonzaga games is 15-15-1. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (153.9). Currently, their games have an average of 153.4 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

The Purdue Boilermakers Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Utah State by a score of 106-67, Purdue is 31-4 overall and 19-4 in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers have won two straight games and have gone 12-0 in non-conference action. At home, they are 23-1 on the year.

Over their last 10 games at home, Purdue has gone 9-1. For the season, their average scoring margin at home is +18.5 points per game. As the favorite, they have gone 30-4 this season.

When looking at Purdue’s ATS record this season, they are currently 18-16-2. At home, they have gone 12-11-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Boilermakers are just 3-7 ATS.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Purdue is 2-1. In their last five games, the over/under record is 3-2, and over their last 10 games, it is 6-4. The average scoring total in their last three games is 150 points.

Gonzaga Offense Breakdown

Gonzaga’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Kansas, finishing the game with a total of 89 points. Their season average is now 84.9 points per game. Graham Ike is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Anton Watson brings a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.

Graham Ike (F) 16.5 7.1 1.0
Anton Watson (F) 14.4 7.1 2.5
Nolan Hickman (G) 13.9 2.3 2.8

Purdue Offense Breakdown

Purdue’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 106 points against Utah State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 55.9% and made 19/23 free throws. The top scorer for the Boilermakers was Zach Edey with 23 points, while Trey Kaufman-Renn also chipped in with 18 points.

Zach Edey (C) 24.4 11.7 2.1
Braden Smith (G) 12.5 5.8 7.3
Lance Jones (G) 12.2 2.8 2.0

Gonzaga Team Defense

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 78th in the country at 68.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Purdue. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.6%.

Purdue Team Defense

So far, the Boilermakers’ defense is ranked 101st in the country at 69.3 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Gonzaga, the Purdue defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Purdue made 19 free-throws vs. the Boilermakers.

Bulldogs vs Boilermakers Trends

  • The Bulldogs are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Across the Boilermakers last five home games, the team averaged 74 points per game while allowing 69. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 4-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Gonzaga has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Purdue was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 8-2 straight up.

Bulldogs vs Boilermakers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Boilermakers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 79-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 154.5 and our model has the Bulldogs and Boilermakers finishing with a combined 146 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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