Tennessee vs. Purdue Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is favored on this game, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -8 points against Tennessee. The over/under total for the contest has yet to be set. Today’s game takes place from Imperial Arena in Nassau, Bahamas and will air live on ESPN2.
Tennessee is off to a 2-0 start but the Vols haven’t played in a week and they also haven’t played in a lined game. Tennessee is scoring 86 points per game this season while allowing just 53 points per game. Admiral Schofield is leading Tennessee with 18 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while Grant Williams is adding 11 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
Purdue is off to a 4-0 start following a 106-64 win over Fairfield this past weekend. The Boilermakers are also 3-0 against the spread. Purdue is averaging 102 points per game thus far while allowing just 62.8 points per contest. The Boilermakers are being led by Carsen Edwards, who is averaging 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest. Vince Edwards is adding 15 points and 9 rebounds per contest.
These two last met in 2009, with Purdue picking up a 1-point win at home. Tennessee is 0-4 against the spread in its last four after a win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 against a winning team. The Vols are a little unproven right now given their limited play, but Purdue looks like it is taking off from where it left off last season. Purdue has the combo of offense and defense right now and the Boilermakers have covered in eight of their last 11 against SEC opponents. The public betting is siding with Purdue and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE -8