Purdue vs Florida A&M Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, December 29, 2022

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The Purdue Boilermakers (12-0) will try to extend a 12-game winning run when hosting the Florida A&M Rattlers (2-8) on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Mackey Arena. It airs at 5:00 PM ET.

Thursday’s matchup between the Boilermakers and the Rattlers sees the Boilermakers as a massive, 36.5-point favorite. The over/under is 132.5 points for the game.

Purdue vs. Florida A&M Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. Florida A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 36.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. Florida A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has odds to pick up the win, while Florida A&M is listed at to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Arena: Mackey Arena

Purdue vs. Florida A&M Betting Trends

In the Purdue’s 12 games this year, it has four wins against the spread. Purdue’s games this year have gone over the total in four out of eight opportunities (50%).

Florida A&M has five wins against the spread in eight games this season. Florida A&M’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 50% of the time (four out of eight games with a set point total).

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Purdue vs. Florida A&M Key Players to Watch

Purdue

Zach Edey leads his squad in both points (22.6) and rebounds (13.9) per game, and also posts 1.0 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.2 steals and 2.2 blocked shots. Braden Smith is tops on his team in assists per game (3.6), and also posts 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Fletcher Loyer posts 12.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest, shooting 36.9% from the floor and 32.5% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game. Caleb Furst posts 7.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest, shooting 53.7% from the floor.

Florida A&M

Jaylen Bates is the Rattlers’ top scorer (10.9 points per game) and rebounder (6.9), and averages 0.8 assists. The Rattlers get 6.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game from Hantz Louis-Jeune. Jordan Tillmon paces the Rattlers in assists (1.9 per game), and averages 10.0 points and 2.7 rebounds. He also puts up 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Chase Barrs gets the Rattlers 5.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. He also averages 0.9 steals and 1.0 block.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

This year, the Boilermakers are averaging 76.8 points per game (97th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 61.5 points per contest (32nd-ranked). Purdue has been getting things done when it comes to rebounding this season, ranking fourth-best in the nation in boards per game (39.2) and third-best in rebounds allowed per contest (25.5).

Purdue is making 7.1 threes per game (225th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 31.1% shooting percentage (302nd-ranked) from beyond the arc. With a 27.9% three-point percentage allowed this season, the Boilermakers are 24th-best in the nation. They rank 136th in college basketball by ceding 6.8 threes per contest.

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What you need to know about the Florida A&M Rattlers

On offense, the Rattlers are the -3-worst team in the nation (56.2 points per game). On defense, they are 317th (74.9 points conceded per game). Florida A&M is the 25th-worst squad in college basketball in rebounds per game (28.9) and fifth-worst in rebounds allowed (36.5).

Beyond the arc, Florida A&M is 13th-worst in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (4.9). It is ranked 329th in 3-point percentage at 29.7%. Defensively, the Rattlers are 242nd in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7.7. They are 329th in 3-point percentage conceded at 37.0%.

Purdue vs. Florida A&M Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Purdue, and we predict that Florida A&M will cover the spread (Purdue -36.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. Florida A&M

You can bet on Purdue vs. Florida A&M 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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