The No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers are looking to stay perfect this season when they take on Hofstra Pride in non-conference action on Wednesday. The Boilermakers (8-0, 1-0), off to their best start since 2015-16, when they were 11-0, have won 20 straight non-conference games in the regular season. It is the longest streak of its kind in the country. Purdue opened Big Ten play on Sunday with an 89-70 win over Minnesota. Pride (6-3), who have won two of three, are coming off an 81-77 overtime loss to George Mason last Wednesday. Purdue leads the all-time series 1-0, posting an 83-54 victory on November 11, 2012.
The Mackey Arena tip in West Lafayette, Indiana, is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are 18.5-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Hofstra vs. Purdue odds, while the over/under for total runs scored is set at 146.5. Before making any Hofstra vs. Purdue picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and SportsLine projection model betting tips.
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Now the model has set its sights on Hofstra against Purdue and has just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines and trends for Hofstra vs. Purdue:
- Spread Hofstra vs. Purdue: Purdue -18.5
- Hofstra vs. Purdue over/under: 146.5 points
- HOF: The Pride are 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 road games against a team with a home winning percentage over .600
- PUR: Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning streak
- Hofstra vs. Purdue pick: See the picks here
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Why Purdue can hedge
The Boilermakers are led by junior center Zach Edey, who is off to a stellar start to the season. He averages a double-double with 23.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. He’s coming off a 31-point, 22-rebound performance in Sunday’s win over Minnesota. A favorite for National Player of the Year, he was named Big Ten Player of the Week in consecutive weeks. He also leads the team with 16 blocks, including a season-high six on Nov. 8 against Milwaukee.
Freshman guard Fletcher Loyer also helps fuel Purdue. In 27.6 minutes per game, he is averaging 12.4 points, three assists and 1.5 rebounds. Loyer is coming off a season-high 20 points and eight assists in the win over the Golden Gophers. He’s hit double digits in five games, including each of the last four. He also scored 18 points in a 75-56 win over then-No. 8 Duke on Nov. 27.
Why Hofstra can cover
Senior guard Aaron Estrada has been a dominant force for Pride and is coming off strong back-to-back outings. In a 72-70 victory over Quinnipiac, Estrada scored 29 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists. He followed that up with 31 points, five rebounds and two assists in the loss to George Mason. For the year, he is averaging 21.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, four assists and 1.6 steals.
Senior guard Tyler Thomas, a transfer from Sacred Heart, is averaging double digits for the third straight year. Last season at Sacred Heart, Thomas averaged 16.4 points per game. The previous year, he had connected for 19.1 points per game. He just finished a 14-point effort and four rebounds to George Mason. For the season, he is averaging 12.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and one assist per game.
How to make choices between Hofstra and Purdue
SportsLine’s model looks at total points. In fact, Hofstra’s Tyler Thomas is said to improve his season average by almost two points, while Purdue’s Fletcher Loyer will score almost 1.5 points above his average. It also generated a pick against the spread that cashes in well over 50% of the simulations. You can only get the model choice at SportsLine.
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