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Purdue Xavier Betting Preview

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The Purdue Boilermakers will be trying to slam the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Mackey Arena in college betting action.

The Boilermakers are 3-3 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Musketeers, meanwhile, are 5-1 and 3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Purdue go 3-3 and the Musketeers go 3-1 on the totals.

View Xavier vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Purdue Boilermakers as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Boilermakers - Musketeers odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 75 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Xavier is at No. 244. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-76 win for the Musketeers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Purdue's No. 23-rated squad against Xavier's No. 306-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Purdue rates No. 250 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 90 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

Xavier was a 74-70 winner in its last match on the road against Drake. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Xavier earned a 74-70 victory over Drake on Sunday, getting 16 points from Semaj Christon at Anaheim Convention Center.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 73-61 winner as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Boilermakers got 22 points from D.J. Byrd as Purdue ran past Clemson 73-61 on Wednesday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Vanderbilt are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Clemson are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Musketeers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Xavier

Next up:
Xavier home to Vanderbilt, Thursday, December 6
Purdue home to Lamar, Tuesday, December 4