Purdue vs Davidson Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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The Purdue Boilermakers (10-0) will look to extend a 10-game winning stretch when hosting the Davidson Wildcats (7-3) on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. This matchup is at 6:15 PM ET.

The Boilermakers square off against the Wildcats in a game that Purdue is currently a double-digit favorite by 14.5 points. The game has a point total of 140.5.

Purdue vs. Davidson Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. Davidson

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with bookmakers listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. Davidson Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has -1425 odds to pick up the win, while Davidson is listed at +810 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 140.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:15 PM ET
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Purdue vs. Davidson Betting Trends

Purdue has played 10 games, with four wins against the spread. The Boilermakers have been listed as the favorite eight times this season and have come away with a win in all of those games. Purdue’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under four times in nine opportunities (44.4%).

Against the spread, Davidson is 4-5-0 this season. The Wildcats have been listed as the moneyline underdog just one other time so far this season, a game they lost. Davidson’s games this season have gone over the point total 44.4% of the time (four out of nine games with a set point total).

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Purdue vs. Davidson Key Players to Watch

Purdue

Zach Edey paces the Boilermakers with 22.0 points per contest (eighth in the country) and 13.7 rebounds (second in the country), while also putting up 0.9 assists. Braden Smith posts 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.6 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. Fletcher Loyer averages 13.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ethan Morton puts up a team-high 3.7 assists per contest. He is also posting 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds, shooting 33.3% from the field.

Davidson

Sam Mennenga paces the Wildcats in rebounding (7.2 per game), and produces 16.6 points and 1.7 assists. He also puts up 0.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. The Wildcats receive 7.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game from Grant Huffman. Connor Kochera gives the Wildcats 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

The Boilermakers are averaging 77.9 points per game (80th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while giving up 62.4 points per contest (45th-ranked). Purdue is thriving when it comes to rebounding, as it ranks second-best in college basketball in boards (40.0 per game) and 16th-best in rebounds allowed (26.4 per contest).

With 7.7 threes per game, Purdue is 167th in college basketball. It has a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 195th in college basketball. With a 27.3% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Boilermakers are 16th-best in the country. They rank 139th in college basketball by giving up 6.8 threes per contest.

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What you need to know about the Davidson Wildcats

On offense the Wildcats are the 121st-ranked team in the nation (75.9 points per game). On defense they are 262nd (72.3 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Davidson is 325th in college basketball in rebounds (29.2 per game) and 313th in rebounds conceded (34.0).

Beyond the arc, Davidson is 167th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (7.7). It is 95th in 3-point percentage at 36.2%. The Wildcats give up 6.8 3-pointers per game and concede 30.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 139th and 76th, respectively, in college basketball.

Purdue vs. Davidson Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Purdue, and we project that Purdue will cover the spread (Purdue -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140.5 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. Davidson

You can bet on Purdue vs. Davidson at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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