Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round

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Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round

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The No. 1 seed in the East Region bracket, the Purdue Boilermakers (29-5), and the No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (20-15) square off in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Nationwide Arena, beginning at 6:50 PM. Purdue is a 23-point favorite in the contest, which airs on TNT. The point total is set at 146.5 for the matchup.

Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Odds

  • Purdue odds to win: -10000
  • Fairleigh Dickinson odds to win: +1800
  • Spread: Purdue (-23)
  • Total: 146.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio
  • Venue: Nationwide Arena

Who Will Win Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson?

Purdue and Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Purdue is 1-3 against the spread when favored by 23 points or more this season.

When it has played as at least a 23-point underdog this year, Fairleigh Dickinson is 1-0 against the spread.

These two teams average a combined 151.1 points per game, 4.6 more points than the total of 146.5 set for this matchup.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 9.3 fewer points per game (137.2) than this matchup’s over/under of 146.5 points.

Purdue’s average point total in matchups this year is 135.8, 10.7 points fewer than the over/under in this game.

The average point total for the Knights this year is six points higher than this game’s over/under.

The Boilermakers have a 13-20-1 record against the spread this season.

The Knights are 14-18-1 against the spread this season.

Purdue Stats & Insights

Purdue averages 73.1 points per game (141st in college basketball) while giving up 62.7 per contest (20th in college basketball). It has a +352 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 10.4 points per game.

Purdue is ninth in the country at 36.2 rebounds per game. That’s 11.8 more than the 24.4 its opponents average.

The Boilermakers connect on 6.9 three-pointers per game (231st in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.4. They shoot 32.6% from deep while their opponents hit 31.4% from long range.

Purdue ranks 24th in college basketball with 100.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 54th in college basketball defensively with 86.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Boilermakers have played better when playing at home this year, averaging 76.3 points per game, compared to 67.3 per game when playing on the road.

Fairleigh Dickinson Stats & Insights

Fairleigh Dickinson outscores opponents by 3.5 points per game (posting 78 points per game, 38th in college basketball, and giving up 74.5 per contest, 304th in college basketball) and has a +122 scoring differential.

Fairleigh Dickinson records 31.1 rebounds per game (228th in college basketball), compared to the 30.2 of its opponents.

Fairleigh Dickinson knocks down 8.2 three-pointers per game (84th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.8 on average.

Fairleigh Dickinson averages 98.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (53rd in college basketball), and concedes 94.3 points per 100 possessions (266th in college basketball).

At home, the Knights average 81.5 points per game. On the road, they score 73.7.

Purdue Key Players to Watch

The Boilermakers leader in points and rebounds is Zach Edey, who scores 22.3 points and pulls down 12.8 boards per game.

Braden Smith leads Purdue in assists, averaging 4.3 per game while also scoring 9.8 points per contest.

The Boilermakers get the most three-point shooting production out of Fletcher Loyer, who knocks down 1.6 threes per game.

Smith and Edey lead Purdue on the defensive end, with Smith leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Edey in blocks averaging 2.1 per contest.

Fairleigh Dickinson Key Players to Watch

Demetre Roberts’ points (16.6 per game) and assists (4.3 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Knights’ leaderboards.

Joe Munden Jr.’s stat line of 4.9 rebounds, 10.6 points and one assist per game helps him grab the top spot on the Fairleigh Dickinson rebounding leaderboard.

Grant Singleton is consistent from deep and leads the Knights with 2.2 made threes per game.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s leader in steals is Singleton with 1.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Ansley Almonor with 0.7 per game.

Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Fairleigh Dickinson (+23)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (146.5)

  • Prediction:
    Purdue 83, Fairleigh Dickinson 61

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.