Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Butler vs Purdue CBB Odds
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(21-13) Butler Bulldogs vs. Purdue Boilermakers (29-6)
East Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 12:10 PM ET
Venue: Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: Butler +145 / Purdue -165
CBB Betting Odds: Purdue -3.5
CBB Betting Total: 145
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Butler pretty much beat Arkansas from start to finish on Friday and it was the duo of Kelan Martin and Kemar Baldwin that provided 51 of the team’s 79 points.
The Bulldogs got up 21–2 to start the game but eventually gave that lead away. It took too much for the Razorbacks to fight back, though, and they faded from there. Butler took a modest lead into the half and worked it from there.
It was the first NCAA Tournament game and first NCAA Tournament win for Butler Head Coach LaVall Jordan. And now it’s an all-Indiana second round matchup with #2 Purdue in San Diego.
Purdue was dominant in its first round win over Cal State Fullerton, but it was a somber victory because Isaac Haas’ collegiate career is over.
Haas was taking a beating all game, drawing fouls before the referees decided to swallow the whistle. Early in the second half he got tangled up against a helpless defender, who threw him to the ground and broke his elbow.
So Haas is out but I wonder if Purdue is worse off without him. Now the Boilermakers will play through the guards, Vincent Edwards and Carsen Edwards.
Of course, Purdue is also the only team in the field that can replace its 7’2″ center with a 7’3″ backup. Freshman Matt Haarms has had plenty of opportunity to play this season, now he may start.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 14-5 in BUT last 19 non-conference games.
- PUR are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Sun. games.
- Over is 15-3 in PUR last 18 overall.
- Over is 14-3 in PUR last 17 games as a favorite.
Free Butler vs. Purdue NCAAB Prediction: Purdue in a close one.
It’s a 10 vs. a 2 but this is a pretty evenly matched game. Butler has two tremendous scorers in Martin and Baldwin. Purdue has more depth, even without Haas, and slightly more experience. I don’t think the Boilermakers are done quiet yet, but the spread feels about right.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Over 145
There’s a lot of scoring on both sides. Lots of 3s send this one over.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Butler 75 – Purdue 79
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