Purdue Boilermakers (3-0) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0)
November 24, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers +1.5 / Purdue Boilermakers -1.5; Over/Under: +138
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The Purdue Boilermakers and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Purdue Boilermakers look to remain undefeated. The West Virginia Mountaineers look for a 5-0 start.
The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 74 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 55.7 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Zach Edey is averaging 20.7 points and 13.7 rebounds, while Braden Smith is averaging 10.7 points and 3 rebounds. Fletcher Loyer is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Newman is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 81 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 57.3 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Erik Stevenson is averaging 14 points and 1.3 rebounds, while Tre Mitchell is averaging 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. Joe Toussaint is the third double-digit scorer and Emmitt Matthews Jr. ice grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The West Virginia Mountaineers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 3-11-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Mountaineers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 13-3 in Boilermakers last 16 overall. The over is 20-6 in Mountaineers last 26 overall.
The Purdue Boilermakers are the more talented team, so they’re going to get the benefit of the doubt, but they haven’t played in 9 days and who knows if rust will be a factor here. The West Virginia Mountaineers are always intriguing in the underdog role because of their defensive effort, and I’m sure the last thing you want on Thanksgiving is dealing with a full court press. It’s annoying. In all seriousness, though, WVU has the ability to make this thing ugly and scratch out a resume building victory. Give me the bucket.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
West Virginia Mountaineers +1.5