Purdue Boilermakers (3-0) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-0)
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11/20/23 – Purdue Boilermakers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11/20/23 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season advances, one of the most anticipated matches-ups will feature unbeaten Purdue Boilermakers facing unbeatable Gonzaga Bulldogs at Stan Sheriff Center is approaching fast and is drawing significant fan and bettors alike eagerly searching for best NCAAB picks. Purdue’s early success has demonstrated their balanced attack while Gonzaga have excelled with offensive prowess on display; both will come into this encounter broadcasted live by ESPN2. With so much at stake and with such anticipation surrounding it as soon-again.
Purdue Boilermakers have opened their season strong offensively, averaging an impressive 89.3 point average per game on offense. Their ability to find baskets can be seen through their 53.4% field goal shooting efficiency and 46.3% three-point shooting efficiency figures; notably their free throw percentage stands at an incredible 76.1%! Defensively they have also proven formidable; posting 42 rebounds per game on average and recording an impressive average of 42 rebounds with 6 blocks and an additional 6 steals; though their 11.3 turnovers per game suggests areas for improvement, especially against Gonzaga!
Gonzaga Bulldogs have been outstanding this season, scoring an astonishing 104.5 average per game to demonstrate their offensive dominance. Boasting an astonishing field goal percentage of 57.5% and attempts per game at almost twice Purdue, Gonzaga still manages an outstanding rebounding ability (52 rebounds on average per game), giving them an edge when controlling game pace; their defense has contributed greatly with 8 steals per game as well.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11/20/23 Game Info
|When:||Monday, November 20, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Stan Sheriff Center|
Zach Edey (Center) vs. Braden Huff (Forward)
Zach Edey has been one of Purdue’s premier players this season, his stats reflecting this dominance on the court. Averaging 20.7 points and 10 rebounds per game – shooting an astounding 61.33% field goal percentage while making 8 out of every 8 free-throw attempts accurately! – Edey makes himself felt on both ends of the floor, scoring 21.75 points per game to go along with his 10 rebound average (81 free throw makes/80 field goal shooting accuracy!). Furthermore his ability to block shots (3.7 per game) significantly contributes towards Purdue’s defensive stability; however his turnovers (1.7 per game).
Braden Huff has quickly emerged as an offensive weapon for Gonzaga. Averaging 21 points a game and shooting 75% field goal efficiency with 60 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, his scoring ability should not be underrated. Huff also contributes significantly to Gonzaga’s rebounding strength by contributing an average 7.5 rebounds a game; though his lack of assists or steals indicates more focused scoring/rebounding strategies.
Edey and Huff will provide an intriguing contrast of Purdue’s inside strength against Gonzaga’s versatile forward play, pitting Purdue against Gonzaga’s versatile forwards with Edey’s size and presence against Huff’s shooting prowess to open up game for Gonzaga.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Purdue Boilermakers -200, Total Odds: 155.5
Current betting odds appear to favor Purdue slightly, yet their close point spread indicates a closely contested battle. Furthermore, an over/under of 155.5 indicates both teams’ high scoring nature – therefore creating the potential for an exciting encounter!
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
Purdue’s betting trends indicate an unpredictable mix, as their 9-1 win streak against West Coast conference opponents and impressive 10-0 run through November games is only partly offset by their three wins against them against them (ATS 4-1 on Mondays, while they play better away (4-1).
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
Gonzaga has enjoyed more success betting straight-up wins recently with 14-1 records in 15 games (and 9-0 wins on Mondays), but their against the spread performance remains weaker against Big Ten foes (1-4 ATS) and at home on Mondays (2-7). Their high scoring games often resulted in 11 out of 15 total game GOING OVER in totality.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs 11/20/23 Betting Picks
Based on analysis and betting trends, this game appears destined to become an intense contest with high scoring numbers and close contest. Purdue’s defensive strength and Edey’s inside presence make them formidable opponents; Gonzaga, led by Huff, however has an exceptional scoring ability and efficiency which poses serious threat against Purdue’s strong defense and inside play. Purdue must find ways to control pace efficiently as Gonzaga offers dynamic offense.
Gonzaga may come out ahead in this encounter due to their outstanding scoring and home advantage; even with Purdue holding an advantage with regards to spread. Given both teams’ scoring abilities, leaning toward over seems reasonable in this matchup. In terms of winning handicapping strategies for this encounter, individual player performances and in-game matchups should play a crucial role.
Free Pick and Prediction: Gonzaga Bulldogs 83, Purdue Boilermakers 79