Villanova Wildcats vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
Purdue will look to improve on its 1-1 record on Thursday when they host Villanova in NCAA basketball odds action at Madison Square Garden.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.
The Boilermakers sit at 1-1 (1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 2-0 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Purdue is 1-1 OU, and Villanova is 1-0 OU.
The Wildcats were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 120 (Boilermakers) and the No. 50 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 86-82 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 123-rated offensive output, at 74 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 144 allowing on average 63 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 48.8% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.
Villanova won its last outing, an 80-68 result against Marshall on November 11. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Villanova got 25 points from Ryan Arcidiacono en route to an 80-68 victory over Marshall on Sunday at Villanova Pavilion.
Purdue won its last outing, an 83-54 result against Hofstra on November 11. They covered in that game as a 17.5-point favorite. Purdue cruised to victory on Sunday, running Hofstra out of the gym and running up an 83-54 score at Mackey Arena.
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Columbia are 3-0
After a win are 2-8
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Villanova home to Columbia, Tuesday, November 20
Purdue home to UNC Wilmington, Wednesday, November 21