Free CBB Hoops Pick: Trojans vs Boilermakers Odds
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29-4 (3-0 N) Arkansas Little-Rock Trojans vs Purdue Boilermakers 26-8 (4-2 N)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Round One
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM ET
Venue: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Boilermakers -8
CBB Betting Total: 131
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Arkansas Little-Rock Trojans
The Trojans made huge improvements this season, winning the regular season and Sun Belt conference titles on their way to 29 wins – only Kansas had more.
The key ingredient this year was defense as they were second in the nation at just under 60ppg allowed. That defense is going to be tested big time by a monstrous Purdue front line. It will be hard for them to bother them with their limited size.
This is not an explosive scoring team. Josh Hagins and Marcus Johnson Jr. lead the team averaging about a dozen points per game each. To keep this one close they are probably going to need somebody else to step up.
The Trojans have had a nice season but odds are it is over come Thursday. This is a tough matchup for them.
The Boilermakers had a nice season. At times I thought they were not going to live up to preseason hype but they only lost eight games and made it to the B10 final.
The key to Purdue is figuring out a way to deploy all that size. A.J. Hammons led the team in scoring while frosh big man Caleb Swanigan led in board. And the biggest of them all is Isaac Haas.
Those three are productive and give Purdue an edge upfront over almost any opponent. Especially on the boards.
For Purdue to win they do not need great guard play. They don’t have that true PG with SF Vince Edwards leading the team in assists for the season. They get just enough and their guards know what this team needs to do to win.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Purdue’s last 7 games
Free Arkansas Little-Rock Trojans vs. Purdue Boilermakers CBB Prediction:
On the 5 vs 12 line there is often a lot of upsets but I don’t see that being the case here. Purdue’s size is going to be just too much for the Trojans.
The Boilermakers are a great sleeper this March. They know what it is like to beat good teams and win with a lot on the line.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -8
This one might be close for a while but as the Trojans misses pile up and the Boilermakers dominance inside becomes that much more apparent Purdue will pull away.
Sorry UALR fans. You fought hard to get this seed but are just running into a true Power 5 opponent.
This is not the same as beating San Diego State.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Purdue 74 – Arkansas Little-Rock Trojans 62
Purdue may have lost the B10 title game but they are 5-0 ATS this March
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