West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Purdue Boilermakers

West Virginia is a 2-point favorite at home against Purdue in this mid-season non-conference match-up.  The total for the game is listed at 137.  Purdue is # 8 team in the country and are the underdog surprisingly.  Purdue is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, with the er winning in four of those games.

Purdues ten game winning streak game to an end in their last game.  They lost 70-67 as a 3-point road favorite to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  Purdue only shot 38.3 percent from the field in this game.  Purdue is 5-3 against the spread in its first eight games away from home verse the spread.  The er is also 5-3 in these road games.  Purdue averages 75.5 points per game and only gives up 57.8 points per game.  Purdue is also third in the Big Ten in rebounds with 38.3 per game.  Their leading scorer and rebounder is JaJuan Johnson who scores 19.9 points per game and grabs 8.4 rebounds per game.

West Virginia currently has a three-game winning streak after beating Providence by 30 on Thursday.  West Virginia easily covered the 9.5 points they were favored by in this contest.  West Virginia is 3-1 at home verse the spread at home and the er is 3-0 in these home contests.  West Virginia is led by Senior guard Casey Mitchell who scores 17.4 points per game while hitting 39 percent of his 3-pointers.

Purdue won last years match-up against West Virginia.  The final score in that game was 77-62.  Purdue covered the spread easily as a 4.5-point home favorite.  Purdue is 5-0 all-time against West Virginia.  My lean on this game will be to take West Virginia to beat Purdue for their first time.  West Virginias home crowd and the momentum they are taking in from their game against Providence should be enough to pull out the victory and beat a top 10 team at home.  I am also going to take the over as I feel both teams can easily score 70 points in this game.  So play the er and West Virginia and cash those winning tickets.


West Virginia -2 Purdue

Over 137

January 16, 2011 by : Posted in College Basketball, Sportsbook No Comments

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