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Utah State Aggies vs. Purdue Boilermakers 3/24/24 NCAAB Betting Picks

Utah State Aggies vs. Purdue Boilermakers 3/24/24 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament heats up, the matchup between the Utah State Aggies (28-6) and the Purdue Boilermakers (30-4) in Round 2 of March Madness promises to be a thrilling confrontation. Both teams have showcased exceptional performances throughout the season, securing their spots among the elite in college basketball. This game, set to take place at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, is drawing significant attention from top-tier betting websites and sports enthusiasts alike, eager to witness another chapter in March Madness unfold.

Utah State Aggies vs. Purdue Boilermakers 3/24/24

When:Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 2:40 PM ET
Where:Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Utah State Aggies vs. Purdue Boilermakers 3/24/24
Aggies+10.5 (-108)149 over (-110)+440
Boilermakers-10.5 (-112)149 under (-110)-600
Bet Now on this Game

The current betting odds indicate a strong favor towards the Purdue Boilermakers, with a significant spread suggesting confidence in their ability to win by more than 10 points. However, the Aggies’ resilience and recent performance trends may offer valuable opportunities for underdog bettors. The total points line is set at 149, reflecting anticipation of a high-scoring game, a common trend for both teams this season.

Great Osobor (Forward) vs. Zach Edey (Center)

Great Osobor has been an important component of the Utah State Aggies, getting 18.0 point and 9.2 rebound per game. He has the physical qualities to excel on the two ends of the court and outstanding results in shooting the ball and from the free throw line have made him valuable. Nevertheless, Phalappa’s job may become much harder if he encounters Purdue’s seven-foot center, Zach Edey, who possesses both a rare size and talent level of the team.

While Zach Edey contributes awesome numbers for the Boilermakers improving their average numbers to 24.4 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. With his ability to make good shots as well as become a factor in offense and defense, he poses a great threat to Osobor and California.

Osebor meeting with Edey will be a crucial fight in the game. It will be interesting to track the contribution of speed and defensive capability offered by Osobor in comparison with meters and scoring ability of Edey in this particular matchup as they determine the tempo of the game.

Aggies’ Consistent Firepower

Preserved by the proficiency of the Utah State Aggies that have caught attention throughout the season for their average of 79.8 points per game. With their field goal rate of 49.3% outclassing their adversaries’ 42.7%, this is apparently a hallmark shot-related efficiency and execution. On the other hand, outisde scoring and more from deep might be a challenge against very good defenders like Purdue, as they are well-known for.

Boilermakers’ Balanced Attack

Purdue Boilermakers get their highs from a leading 83.4 points per game statistic. With the balanced attack they have been able to attack the opponents and this together with a cohesive defense they have maintained the lead. The Boilermakers’ strength on both inside and outside the paint along with their ability to shoot 40.8% from beyond the arc is unmatched. The Aggies’ challenges are enormous.


Utah State Aggies Betting Trends

Utah State are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Aggies are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Utah State are 5-7 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Utah State’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 8 of Utah State’ 17 last games at home

Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends

Purdue are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Boilermakers are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Purdue are 7-5 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Purdue’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 14 of Purdue’ 19 last games at home

Utah State Aggies vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Picks

With the help of the presented statistics and betting trends, this game would be more evenly matched compared to the suggested odds. The most important fight will be between Osobor and Edey, as well as both teams’ ability to score, it will be a high-scoring game. Based on the Aggies’ matchup, our March Madness betting pick would be the Aggies covering the spread with a total points going OVER.

While Purdue is the favorite and likely to win, the Aggies’ favorable traits of resilience and ability to keep games close makes them a good choice against the spread. The edge in this game may be determined by the contribution of the reserves and careless turnovers, areas where the teams have not been consistent throughout the campaign.

Score Prediction: Purdue 82, Utah State 75