TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKEBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
#808 PURDUE (-16) over Valparaiso at 7 PM EST
After manhandling visiting Oakland on Monday, Purdue will return to the friendly confines of Mackey Arena and pound this soft Valparaiso squad. The Crusaders enter this contest off back-to-back straight up road losses at Vanderbilt and UIC and they’ll have their hands full with the Boilermakers.
In this non-conference series, PU has won 11 straight including an 80-50 blowout on this very same floor back on December 7th, 2017. Equally impressive, when hosting an opponent that arrives without confidence off two or more straight up losses, head coach Matt Painter’s boys have assembled a strong 55-28-1 ATS record including 28-7-1 ATS if their foe is off two blemishes exact. With those two parameters in play and Purdue running the floor against an opponent that scoots in off a pointspread blemish, this angle jets to a money-making 19-3-1 ATS. Also, since 2010, the Boilers own a spectacular 31-1 SU and 18-4 ATS as a non-conference host provided their opponent played on the road in their last game.
Valpo won’t be happy to see a Big 10 foe. Dating back to December 22nd, 2007, the Crusaders have dropped 13 straight to Big 10 opposition falling by an average of 18.9 points per game. To make matters worse, non-conference teams that are battling on the Big 10 road that take the floor off two or more straight up losses hold a timid 68-95-5 ATS mark provided they were a guest in their last game. Since 2011, this technical situation is on a jaw-dropping 26-63-4 ATS run including a nasty 6-22 ATS if their opponent enters off a blowout victory of 22 points or more.
With its top three scorers back from a year ago including Trevion Williams (11.5 ppg), the Boilermakers will have no trouble racing past this travel weary Crusaders bunch. Take Purdue. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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