Purdue Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson Friday: Opens as a -23 Point Favorite

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Whether its college football or basketball, Lafayette is a hot bed of sports betting courtesy of the Purdue Boilermakers.  Wagering is available from state-regulated apps as well as long established offshore books like BetOnline (now approaching 25 years in business and welcoming those 18 and up).


Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Purdue Game Features Line of Boilermakers -23

The No. 5 Purdue Boilermakers opened as one of the biggest favorites in this year's tournament as a No. 1 seed, -23 versus Fairleigh Dickinson.

The Boilermakers had gone 15-5 against Big Ten opponents ahead of Saturday's big show down and conference championship win over Penn State.  Purdue has been lackluster for sports bettors, going just 13-18-2 Against The Spread so far this season.

Purdue leads the Big Ten in rebounding, averaging 36.3 boards. Zach Edey leads the Boilermakers with 12.8 rebounds.  He had 32 points and 14 rebounds in Saturday's game.

Braden Smith is averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 assists for the Boilermakers.

Nick Bahe joins Drew Butler to examine the field ahead, and how both experts see each region playing out, as well some of their expert predictions on how they see the first round unfolding.

Purdue College Basketball History

NCAA tournament appearances:
1969, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996*, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

They made it to the Elite Eight five times, with success most recently in 2019.

1969, 1980, 1994, 2000, 2019

Their Final Four appearances occurred in 1969 and 1980.

Conference tournament champions:

Conference regular season champions:
1911, 1912, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2023

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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