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Notre Dame Fighting Irish visit Purdue Boilermakers in college basketball clash

Notre Dame Fighting IrishPurdue Boilermakers
Dec 15, 4:30 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

8-1TEAM RECORD4-5

The Purdue Boilermakers will try to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday when they get a visit from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in NCAA basketball action.

The game is being played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Boilermakers sit at 4-5 (4-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Fighting Irish are currently 8-1 (4-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Purdue is 3-6 OU, and Notre Dame is 3-1 OU.

View Notre Dame vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Boilermakers as 6.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Boilermakers at No. 26 and the Fighting Irish at No. 88 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-72 result in favor of the Fighting Irish.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Purdue's No. 207-ranked scoring average of 66.6 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense rated No. 43 and allowing 58.3 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 41.6% to date this season, less than the Fighting Irish shooters have managed so far (49% per game).

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 304-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 233 nationally in scoring at home.

Notre Dame won its last outing, an 84-57 result against Brown on December 8. They covered in that game as a 22-point favorite. The Fighting Irish blew out Brown on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-57 win at Joyce Center.

In their last action, Purdue was a 47-44 loser on the road against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Boilermakers got 12 points from Terone Johnson, but it was Eastern Michigan that prevailed in a 47-44 final on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 2-0
After playing Brown are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ball State are 4-0
After playing Eastern Michigan are 1-1
After a loss are 8-2

Next up:
Notre Dame home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Monday, December 17
Purdue home to Ball State, Tuesday, December 18

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