Ball State vs. Purdue Prediction
The Purdue Boilermakers are ranked 24th nationally and are coming off a decisive win earlier this week to open the season. Will Purdue earn another lopsided home win today as a double-digit favorite in a campus site game as part of the Charleston Classic?
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Mackey Arena at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Boilermakers are a 13.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 145.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on host Purdue. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Ball State dominates second half in win
The Cardinals outscored visiting Indiana State 54-37 in the second half of their 84-67 season-opening win at home. Tahjai Teague paced Ball State with 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting plus seven rebounds. He also contributed two steals. Taylor Persons accounted for 16 points, five assists and two boards. Brachen Hazen had 15 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting night to go with nine boards. K.J. Walton added 15 points, six rebounds and two assists.
Edwards pours in 30
Carsen Edwards scored 30 points in Purdue’s season-opening 90-57 home victory over Fairfield. He shot 10-of-17 from the floor including 7-of-11 from 3-point distance while also tallying two assists. Ryan Cline contributed 13 points, eight assists and two boards. Evan Boudreaux had 10 points and two rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. Eric Hunter Jr. added 10 points, three caroms and three assists as a reserve. The Boilermakers led 44-27 at halftime en route to the win.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games. The under is 6-2 in the last eight Ball State games on Saturdays.
The Boilermakers are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. Purdue is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 home games.
I’m pretty high on the Boilermakers this season, although they don’t always make life easy for bettors. They are playing a pretty good Ball State squad here that is a fringe top-100 team. But I’m going to roll with Purdue here as it smoked Fairfield in its opener and could very well be still riding that high. I don’t think the Cardinals have an answer for Edwards on the perimeter.
PREDICTION: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS -13.5