Game Time: 5:00 pm ET, Monday, November 20, 2023
Venue: SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, HI
Where to Watch: ESPN2
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Purdue -3.5, Gonzaga +3.5; Over/Under: 152.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Purdue -3.5, Gonzaga +3.5; Over/Under: 152.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Purdue -3.5, Gonzaga +3.5; Over/Under: 152.5 points
Purdue Boilermakers: 3-0 (0-0) (4th place, Big Ten)
Gonzaga Bulldogs: 2-0 (0-0) (2nd place, WCC)
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Purdue Boilermakers: 3-0 last 3
Gonzaga Bulldogs: 2-0 last 2
Purdue Boilermakers vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Preview and Analysis
Purdue is entering this game with a 3-0 record overall and they are 0-0 in their road games this season but they will be at a neutral site in this game. They are coming off a win against the Xavier Musketeers in their last game. Zach Edey led the team in points per game in that game with 28 while Braden Smith was next on the team with 12. Braden Smith led the team in assists with 7 in that game while Zach Edey led the team in rebounds with 11. They were 50.9% from the field, 46.7% from 3-point range, and 85.7% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 89.3 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 57.7 PPG against them. Purdue has an ATS record of 2-1 this season and their O/U record is 2-1.
Gonzaga is entering this game with a 2-0 record overall and they are 2-0 in their home games this season but they will be at a neutral site in this game. They are coming off a win against the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers in their last game. Graham Ike led the team in points in that game with 25 while Braden Huff was next on the team with 23. Nolan Hickman led the team in assists with 5 in that game while Graham Ike led the team in rebounds with 11. They were 63.4% from the field, 31.8% from 3-point range, and 57.1% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 104.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 64 PPG against them. Gonzaga has an ATS record of 1-0 this season and their O/U record is 1-0.
Purdue vs Gonzaga Prediction
The current betting odds have Purdue listed as a 3.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Purdue has looked really good this season with their 3-0 record overall and they have blown out the teams they have been playing against. Their season came to a very unfortunate end last season in the NCAA Tournament but they are bringing back a good amount of players this year and will be looking to make a statement in their games as they are still ranked 2nd in the land. Gonzaga has also looked really good in their games this year with their 2-0 record overall but they have played in 1 less game and have a different team than the one they had last year. Gonzaga is not coming into the season as high in the rankings either so they also have something to prove here, but their talent doesn't match up as well against this Purdue team and Purdue will be looking for this statement win against another ranked team. The best way to place a bet here is on Purdue to cover the spread in this game.
Purdue Gonzaga Prediction: Our NCAAB Pick for Monday, November 20, 2023 (5:00 pm ET start time) is Purdue 88 Gonzaga 80.
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NCAAB Betting Trends
Purdue Boilermakers: 7-17 ATS off a home win by 10 points or more. 11-22 ATS after playing a home game. 12-24 ATS after 3 straight games committing 14 or less turnovers. 30-14 OVER as a neutral court favorite of 6 points or less or pick. 6-1 OVER after 3 straight wins by 10 points or more. 12-6 OVER after scoring 75 points or more in 3 straight games.
Gonzaga Bulldogs: 25-15 ATS as a neutral court underdog of 6 points or less or pick. 21-9 ATS after a game with 51 or more rebounds. 8-2 ATS off 2 consecutive home wins by 10 points or more. 32-17 OVER as a neutral court underdog or pick. 14-6 OVER off a home win scoring 85 or more points. 12-4 OVER after playing 2 consecutive home games.
Purdue Boilermakers: None.
Gonzaga Bulldogs: S. Venters (G) out for season - Knee.
“If you watch him, you expect him to make every shot, but so does he. His gauge isn’t somebody else, his gauge is himself. But I know as long as we win, he’s happy.” - Matt Painter on Zach Edey after his team’s win against Xavier in their last game on Monday.
“The best thing was getting all of those guys out there. They’ve worked really hard, they take a lot of lumps in practice, so it was great to be able to reward them. And for a lot of the guys in the middle of our rotation, these minutes are invaluable.” - Mark Few after his team’s win against Eastern Oregon in their last game on Tuesday.
PPG: Z. Edey (20.7)
APG: B. Smith (8.3)
Reb/G: Z. Edey (10)
PPG: B. Huff (21)
APG: R. Nembhard (5)
Reb/G: A. Watson (9)
Purdue Boilermakers: Matt Painter (19th season)
Gonzaga Bulldogs: Mark Few (25th season)