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Purdue Boilermakers battle vs William & Mary Tribe highlights college basketball odds menu

William & Mary TribePurdue Boilermakers
Dec 29, 2:00 PM | Mackey Arena

William & Mary Tribe vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

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William & Mary pays a visit to Purdue on Saturday, hoping to send the Boilermakers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mackey Arena.

This season, the Boilermakers are 6-5 overall and 3-4-1 ATS ATS, while the Tribe are 7-3 and 3-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Purdue boasts a 5-0 on the OU, and William & Mary is 2-1.

View William Mary vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Boilermakers sit at No. 29 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tribe sit at No. 190 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tribe will win this game 73-71.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 204 nationally ranked offense (66.6 points per game) against a Tribe defense that sits as the No. 105 at 62.7 PPG. The Boilermakers have been averaging 41.7% from the field, less than the Tribe have managed so far this season (48.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, William & Mary owns the country's No. 83-rated mark, allowing 64.8 points per game on the highway. Purdue, on the other hand, rates No. 250 in scoring at home.

Last time out for William & Mary, they were an 82-49 winner as they battled Salisbury at home. The Tribe blew out Salisbury on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-49 win at Kaplan Arena.

Purdue won its last outing, a 66-56 result against Ball State on December 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. The Boilermakers got 15 points from A.J. Hammons as Purdue ran past Ball State 66-56 on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Vanderbilt are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois are 8-2
After playing Ball State are 3-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Tribe at Boilermakers trends to consider:
William & Mary is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Purdue is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
William & Mary at Vanderbilt, Wednesday, January 2
Purdue home to Illinois, Wednesday, January 2