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Purdue vs. Notre Dame Free Pick, Prediction, Odds 12/17/2016

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Purdue vs. Notre Dame Free Pick, Prediction, Odds 12/17/2016 - 12/17/2016 Free NCAAB Pick Against the Spread
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Notre Dame has gotten off to a stronger start to the year than most expected as the Irish stand 9-1 overall with their only loss coming against Villanova on a neutral site in competitive fashion. Notre Dame has picked up some nice resume building wins in the nonconference against teams like Colorado, Northwestern, and even their 15 point win over IPFW looks pretty strong. In their last outing a week ago Notre Dame fell to Villanova by a final of 66-74. The Irish have been building off of their offensive success ranking 16th in the nation in scoring average and 55th in total defense. Notre Dame has some strong offensive options with 4 guys averaging at least 13 points per game.

Purdue has built their strength off of their strong frontcourt this season as the Boilermakers stand 8-2 overall with their defeats coming against Villanova and Louisville. In their last outing Purdue suffocated Cleveland State at home as the Boilermakers went on to win by a final of 77-53. Purdue has picked up some nice wins this year against teams like Auburn, Utah State, and Arizona State, but the Boilermakers could use an elite nonconference win for their resume. Purdue has also been putting up good effort on both ends ranking 28th in the nation in scoring and 55th in total defense. Forward Caleb Swanigan leads the team averaging 15.9 points per game.

This should be a tremendous neutral site in-state battle between two of the better teams to open the year. Purdue should have the advantage in the paint, while Notre Dame has some strong options on the perimeter. In what should be a back and forth affair we’ll side with Purdue’s strength down low as they go on to cover the spread.


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Purdue -3 -110


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  1. Author: onetrikpony  275149 Rep Points  

    2&3pm starts W.Ky -3,E.Tenn St -5.5,Wis-Mil -6,UCLA -8,Denver -8,Canisius +7.5

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  2. Author: marley17  100 Rep Points  

    N DAME

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  3. Author: julole  6386 Rep Points   POTD: Villanova

    #15 plays #21 -- Purdue sits at 8-2 and Notre Dame sits at 9-1 ---I'll bite on the points here and lean on Notre Dame - could easily be a "who has the last shot" game but in that case the 3 points to the Irish is huge -- Norte Dame and the one shot points

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  4. Author: ryswope  1748 Rep Points  

    Purdue is overrated - guards are weak, Haas is big but unskilled and will foul out. ND wins.

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