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(9-1) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Purdue Boilermakers (8-2)
Date: Saturday December 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Purdue -2.5
CBB Betting Total: Off
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Two schools that are not that far from each other square off in Indianapolis.
This is the second week in a row the Irish have a high profiled weekend game. They are hoping for better results after losing to Villanova last week.
Purdue might be the best team in Big Ten when all is said and done this season.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame once again has an experienced group that is efficient on offense and rarely beats itself.
VJ Beachem probably has the highest upside on the team but he has struggled with his shot this season, especially from long range. When he is on it really allows them to spread the floor.
Steve Vasturia is sneaky good leading the team in scoring and steals. He is not perfect but like most ND players he rarely makes mental mistakes and lets the game come to him.
Bonzie Colson is fun to watch. With his long arms he is able to be force rebounding the ball at just 6’5″. He is going to be challenged by Purdue, a team that has two big men tagged for the NBA.
Martinas Geben was talked up for a leap this year, following the path that many ND bigs have followed. His production has been sporadic though.
Last week the Irish really challenged top seeded Villanova. This week Purdue will present a tougher matchup because of their size.
Purdue has gotten off to a really good start. This is their last chance to do something meaningful outside of conference though.
Caleb Swanigan probably would have been drafted last year but his return sees him as one of the best power forwards in the country. With his size he has become a beast on the boars and has a nice touch inside. This year he also shooting threes at a high rate – 61% – while making about one per game. He has double-doubles in all but two games.
Isaac Haas is a true center prospect. On a per minutes basis it is hard to find players more productive than he is, though I would like to see more blocks.
Those guys are very reliable up front. The key for Purdue in this game and for the rest of the season is how much consistency they get from the perimeter.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten.
- Fighting Irish are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.
- Fighting Irish are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.
- Boilermakers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Boilermakers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.
- Boilermakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
Free Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Purdue Boilermakers NCAAB Prediction:
These are two very good teams. ND has not played in a week after a disappointing loss to Villanova.
I like the size of Purdue to really bother ND and for that to be the difference in what should be an entertaining game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Purdue -2.5
Neutral site game for these two Indiana schools. I like Purdue’s personnel a lot with Swanigan being the best player on the floor.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Purdue 81 – Notre Dame 73
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