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Jacksonville vs. Purdue Boilermakers Prediction 12/21/2023

The Jacksonville Dolphins (8-4) travel to face off against the Purdue Boilermakers (10-1) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette and televised on BTN. Both Jacksonville and Purdue will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 ET.

Jacksonville Dolphins vs Purdue Boilermakers

The Jacksonville Dolphins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jacksonville comes into today’s game against Purdue with a record of 8-4 on the season. In their last ten games away from home, including those from last year, Jacksonville has gone 4-6. Jacksonville has an ATS record below .500, currently at 4-5. When playing away, the Dolphins are 2-4 vs. the spread, while they are 2-1 at home ATS.

Jacksonville comes in with an over/under record of 7-2-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 150.9 points per game so far. The Dolphins’ last five games have finished with a combined 151 points per game and an over/under record of 4-0.

The Purdue Boilermakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As they prepare for their 12th game, Purdue currently holds a 10-1 record. In road games, the Boilermakers are 2-1 while they have a perfect 5-0 record at home. Purdue has a 4-2-2 ATS record going into today’s game. In their last five games, they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, Purdue has an over/under record of 6-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 151.8 points per game so far. When looking at the Boilermakers’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 169 points per game.

Jacksonville Offense Breakdown

Jacksonville’s offense had a good outing, putting up 85 points against South Carolina State. They achieved a 49.1% field goal percentage and went 26/36 from the free-throw line. Robert McCray led the scoring for the Dolphins, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Jarius Cook chipped in with 21 points.

Robert McCray (G) 16.9 3.7 3.2
Marcus Niblack (G) 12.8 3.4 3.2
Bryce Workman (F) 12.3 7.2 0.9

Purdue Offense Breakdown

The Purdue offense is coming off a game in which they scored 88 points vs. Northwestern. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.3% while connecting on 5 threes. Offensively, the Boilermakers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, placing them 61st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 49th in terms of percentage and 102nd in three-pointers made.

Zach Edey (C) 24.5 10.6 1.5
Braden Smith (G) 14.4 5.7 6.7
Fletcher Loyer (G) 11.7 2.5 1.5

Jacksonville Team Defense

So far, the Dolphins’ defense is ranked 139th in the country at 70.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. South Carolina State, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 86 points vs. Jacksonville.

Purdue Team Defense

The Boilermakers’ defense is presently ranked 146th nationally, allowing an average of 70.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Northwestern, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 92 points vs. Purdue.

Dolphins vs Boilermakers Trends

  • Although Jacksonville has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 69 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Boilermakers have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 2-6-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 68 points per game in these contests.
  • The last three games that Jacksonville was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Purdue has an ATS mark of 6-2-2 while going 9-1 straight up.

Dolphins vs Boilermakers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Boilermakers vs. Boilermakers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Boilermakers at -30.5. Although our projections show the Boilermakers winning 74-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Dolphins for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 148.5 and our model has the Dolphins and Boilermakers finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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