Xavier Musketeers (2-0) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (2-0)
Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 11/13/23 – At an exciting early season matchup, the undefeated Xavier Musketeers will face off against Purdue Boilermakers who have also gone undefeated this season in this NCAA men’s basketball game, part of NCAAB daily predictions, on Monday, November 13th 2023 at Purdue Mackey Arena; an arena known for its vibrant atmosphere and passionate fan base. Both teams are off to a promising start this year and this matchup promises to provide an eye-opening glimpse of each team’s potential when battle unfolds between two unbeaten squads this coming Monday 13th!
Xavier Musketeers have started off the season strongly offensively. Averaging an impressive 78 points per game, they have demonstrated their ability to score consistently with an efficient field goal percentage of 47.9% indicating efficient shot selection and execution. Their rebounding has also been crucial in controlling game tempo; an average of 39 rebounds per game has helped control their games’ pace; however, their 3-point shooting efficiency of 27.5% may prove troublesome against Purdue who specialize in perimeter defense.
Purdue Boilermakers have been an offensive powerhouse, scoring an average of 92.5 points per game while out-shooting Xavier by over 15% and outshone them with their 54.7 field goal percentage and 46.2% 3-point shooting efficiency. Their defensive rebounding has also been impressive: 36.5 defensive rebounds per game has helped limit opponents’ second chance opportunities significantly limiting any second-chance opportunities against them; making Purdue an intimidating opponent against any team they face this season.
Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 11/13/23 Game Info
|When:||Monday, November 13, 2023, at 8:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana|
Desmond Claude (Guard) vs. Braden Smith (Guard)
Desmond Claude of Xavier has quickly established himself as a key component of their team early this season. Averaging 18.5 points per game with 50% field goal shooting efficiency, Claude has proven himself an offensive threat. His ability to handle the ball and create scoring opportunities will be crucial against Purdue’s defense; yet his relatively lower rebound and assist numbers indicate there may still be room for growth when contributing comprehensively to team efforts.
Braden Smith has been an integral piece of Purdue’s backcourt. Averaging 11.5 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists per game for Purdue, Smith is a pivotal figure whose all-around game has been instrumental to their success. His 55.6% 3-point shooting efficiency presents him as an effective threat from outside. Smith’s facilitation skills as well as his knack for creating scoring opportunities make him someone to keep an eye on during this matchup.
When these two key players meet on the court, it’s not simply about scoring but also tactical gameplay. Claude’s scoring ability will put Purdue’s perimeter defense under strain while Smith’s playmaking and shooting skills challenge Xavier’s defensive schemes – ultimately shaping both how and where this game goes. Their rivalry could determine its outcome and flow.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Purdue Boilermakers -14.5 (-120), Total 151.5
Betting odds currently favor Purdue Boilermakers with a -14.5 point spread and total for this game of 151.5 points scored between both teams. Bettors could find value considering Purdue’s impressive offensive start to their season as well as home court advantage when betting.
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
Xavier has struggled to beat the spread in their last nine games, going just 3-6 ATS overall over that span. Their trend of going UNDER in five of seven matches suggests more defensive strategies in recent meetings; with a 9-2 SU record over 11 matches they have still proven their ability to secure victories despite struggling against larger margins on paper.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue’s 4-8 record against the spread over their last 12 games indicates some difficulties covering the spread despite their strong overall performance, but their 7-1 mark against the spread and 9-1 at-home record speak for themselves; especially at Mackey Arena where Purdue have won 9 out of their last 10. Additionally, their recent trend of going UNDER five of seven times could also provide bettors with some solid investment options.
Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 11/13/23 Betting Picks
Conclusion While Purdue appears to be the stronger team on paper and at home, their spread of -14.5 seems excessive when considering Xavier’s ability to keep games competitive – possibly leading to a closer contest than anticipated by this spread. Furthermore, both teams’ recent UNDER trends suggest an oversaturation total of 151.5 could occur.
Given all these considerations, a more conservative strategy might involve picking Xavier to cover the spread given their resilience and Purdue’s recent struggles against spread bettors. Leaning toward UNDER for total might also be prudent as this suggests an tighter and more defensively focused game than what odds imply; this analysis aligns well with premium expert picks offering insight into this matchup’s dynamics.
Free Pick and Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers 75, Xavier Musketeers 65.