Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 11-13-23 NCAA Men's Basketball Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 11/13/23 – On November 13, 2023, two early season college basketball rivalries will go head to head when Xavier Musketeers meet Purdue Boilermakers: Desmond Claude of Xavier and Braden Smith from Purdue have both played pivotal roles in their teams’ strong starts to the year; these matchups provide bettors an excellent opportunity to find free college basketball picks!

Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers

Date & Time: Monday, November 13, 2023, at 8:30 PM ET

Location: Mackey Arena


Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers 11/13/23 Betting Odds

Xavier+890+14.5 (-102)151.5 over -110
Purdue -1700-14.5 (-120)151.5 under -110

Xavier Musketeers Analysis

Xavier Musketeers have opened their season on an impressive note, boasting an aggressive offensive game that’s been the cornerstone of their 2-0 record. Averaging 78 points per game as proof of their efficient scoring ability and boasting an outstanding 47.9% field goal percentage; their approach on offense includes balanced attacks combining inside scoring with perimeter shooting; however their three-point shooting still needs improvement as only 27.5% has been shot to date. Their strategy involves quick ball movement creating open shots while capitalizing on fast break opportunities; something which may help break down Purdue’s defense and get behind its defense and create fast break opportunities as part of their strategy – potentially helping break down Purdue’s defense and defeat them altogether.

Defensively, the Musketeers have shown some inconsistency that could prove troublesome against Purdue’s high scoring offense. While they excel in defensive rebounding and are adept at stopping three-point shots from outside, their ability to defend against three-point shot attempts and prevent easy baskets inside will be vital in this matchup. Xavier often relies on man-to-man coverage putting pressure on ball handlers in an aggressive style in an effort to force turnovers but this aggressive style could result in fouls which plays into Purdue’s hands given their superior ability at free throw line efficiency – their success will depend on adapting their defensive game plan to counter Purdue’s offensive threats while maintaining scoring rhythm within their own team will be crucial to their performance in this matchup!

Purdue Boilermakers Analysis

Purdue Boilermakers have had an explosive start to the 2018-19 season, particularly on offense. Averaging 92.5 points per game with an efficient field goal percentage of 54.7%. Their offense is defined by high-scoring surges and an impressive efficiency in turning possessions into points. One standout aspect has been their three-point shooting; currently hitting 46.2% of their attempts! Purdue’s outside shooting prowess combined with their ability to penetrate and score in the paint makes them a formidable opponent for any defense. Their offensive strategy relies heavily on quick passing, floor spacing and using their inside-out game for open looks – elements which should prove vital against Xavier’s defense.

Purdue’s defense has demonstrated a potency to limit opponents’ scoring opportunities in recent games. Their overall strategy has proven highly successful at controlling the paint and contesting shots; their defensive rebounding efforts help limit second-chance points by their opponents – an integral component in maintaining game tempo control. Purdue must remain wary of Xavier’s quick scoring capabilities though; tight perimeter defense and effective communication on switches must be implemented effectively to maintain control. Asserting dominance in this matchup will require strong defensive performance especially by containing their key scorers while disrupting their offensive rhythm to establish dominance over them both.

Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Against the Spread

Xavier has experienced mixed betting trends over their last nine games, going 3-6 against the spread (ATS). However, their record against Purdue stands out – 4-1 ATS over five meetings between these teams in that span – making Xavier one of the teams to watch when performing under pressure situations, especially away games.

Purdue’s recent ATS record (4-8 in their last 12 games) may not be impressive, yet their home court advantage and recent performance may enable them to cover the spread in this game.

Xavier Musketeers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Purdue Boilermakers. Given Purdue’s strong start and home-court advantage, they are the safer pick, despite the less favorable odds.

Spread: Xavier Musketeers. Xavier’s record against Purdue and their resilience on the road suggest they could cover the spread.

Total: Under 151.5. Both teams have trends favoring the under, and this early-season game might see more defensive strategies employed.

Predicted Score: Purdue Boilermakers 75, Xavier Musketeers 65

Purdue’s overall team strength, especially at home, makes them the favored team, but Xavier’s resilience and history against Purdue indicate they will keep it close than indicated by the spread. A more reliable pick would be Purdue moneyline betting; for those interested in Canadian top live betting keeping an eye on game flow can prove successful; keep betting accordingly for maximum profits!