Purdue vs New Orleans Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The New Orleans Privateers (3-7) hope to stop a four-game road losing skid at the Purdue Boilermakers (11-0) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET.

Wednesday’s game between the Boilermakers and the Privateers sees the Boilermakers as a gigantic, 34.5-point favorite. The matchup has an over/under of 149.5.

Purdue vs. New Orleans Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. New Orleans

The spread for this matchup is set at 34.5 points, with bookmakers listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. New Orleans Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has odds to pick up the win, while New Orleans is listed at to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 149.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Arena: Mackey Arena

Purdue vs. New Orleans Betting Trends

In the Purdue’s 11 games this season, it has four wins against the spread. Purdue’s games this year have gone over the total in four out of eight opportunities (50%).

Thus far this year New Orleans has two wins against the spread. New Orleans’ games this season have eclipsed the over/under 75% of the time (six out of eight games with a set point total).

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Purdue vs. New Orleans Key Players to Watch


Zach Edey puts up 22.6 points and 13.9 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 1 assists, shooting 62.8% from the field. Braden Smith puts up a team-leading 3.6 assists per game. He is also posting 9.4 points and 5.6 rebounds, shooting 41.2% from the floor and 40.6% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Fletcher Loyer puts up 13.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, shooting 37.4% from the floor and 31.9% from downtown with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game. Caleb Furst posts 7.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

New Orleans

Khaleb Wilson-Rouse gets the Privateers 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.2 steals and 0 blocked shots. Tyson Jackson is No. 1 on the Privateers in rebounding (4.7 per game), and puts up 10 points and 1.1 assists. He also delivers 0.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. The Privateers receive 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Kmani Doughty.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

Offensively, the Boilermakers are putting up 77.1 points per game (98th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 62.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (46th-ranked). Purdue has been shining when it comes to rebounding this year, ranking second-best in college basketball in rebounds per game (40.5) and 10th-best in rebounds allowed per contest (26.4).

With 7.3 threes per game, Purdue is 205th in the nation. It has a 31.5% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 288th in college basketball. The Boilermakers are allowing 6.8 three-pointers per game this season (142nd-ranked in college basketball), and they are allowing a 27.4% three-point percentage (18th-best).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Privateers

On offense the Privateers are the 301st-ranked team in college basketball (67.5 points per game). On defense they are second-worst (81.6 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, New Orleans is seventh-worst in the nation in rebounds (27.8 per game) and 303rd in rebounds conceded (33.7).

At home, the Privateers score 74.8 points per game. On the road, they score 56.5. New Orleans makes 5.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 326th and 120th, respectively, in college basketball. The Privateers are 302nd in the country in 3-pointers allowed (8.4 per game) and 12th-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (38.2%).

Purdue vs. New Orleans Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Purdue, and we project that New Orleans will cover the spread (Purdue -34.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149.5 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. New Orleans

You can bet on Purdue vs. New Orleans 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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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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