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Fairleigh Dickinson vs Purdue NCAA Tournament First Round odds, tips and betting trends

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An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 16th-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (20-15) hit the court against the No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers (29-5) on Friday at Nationwide Arena. The contest tips off at 6:50 PM, watch on TNT.

The Boilermakers take the court as heavy favorites against the Knights. The Boilermakers are favored by 23 points. The point total for the matchup is set at 146.5.

Purdue is 13-20-1 against the spread this season compared to Fairleigh Dickinson’s 14-18-1 ATS record. A total of 15 out of the Boilermakers’ games this season have gone over the point total, and 19 of the Knights’ games have gone over. The two teams score 151.1 points per game, 4.6 more points than this matchup’s total. In the past 10 contests, Purdue has a 3-7 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall. Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall in its last 10 matches.

To prepare for this college basketball matchup, here’s what you need to get ready for Friday’s action.

Fairleigh Dickinson at Purdue odds, spread and lines

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  • Spread: Purdue -23
  • Total: 146.5
  • Moneyline: Purdue -10000, Fairleigh Dickinson +1800

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Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson prediction

Purdue 83, Fairleigh Dickinson 61

Moneyline

  • Purdue has won 88.9% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (24-3).
  • The Boilermakers have not played a game with moneyline odds of -10000 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, Purdue has an implied win probability of 99.0%.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson has entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won six, or 46.2%, of those games.
  • The Knights have played as an underdog of +1800 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Fairleigh Dickinson has a 5.3% chance to win.

Against the spread

  • Purdue is 13-20-1 ATS this season.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson is 14-18-1 ATS this year.
  • The Boilermakers score only 1.4 fewer points per game (73.1) than the Knights allow (74.5).
  • When Purdue scores more than 74.5 points, it is 9-6-1 against the spread and 16-0 overall.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson has a 7-2 record against the spread and a 10-1 record overall when giving up fewer than 73.1 points.
  • The Knights score 15.3 more points per game (78.0) than the Boilermakers give up to opponents (62.7).
  • When it scores more than 62.7 points, Fairleigh Dickinson is 11-14-1 against the spread and 17-11 overall.
  • Purdue’s record is 12-16-1 against the spread and 26-3 overall when it allows fewer than 78.0 points.

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Over/Under

  • The Boilermakers have an average implied point total of 74 this season, which is 11 points lower than their implied total in Friday’s game (85).
  • This season, Purdue has put up more than 85 points three times.
  • The Knights’ average implied point total on the season (77.1 points) is 15.1 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (62 points).
  • On the season, Fairleigh Dickinson has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (62) 30 times.

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