Purdue To Boil Over Past Xavier Monday Night

Chris Wassel
By , Updated on: Apr 9, 2024 08:00 PM
Purdue To Boil Over Past Xavier Monday Night

The 2023-24 NCAA College Basketball season continues this Monday evening as the Xavier Musketeers play the Purdue Musketeers. Purdue ended the 2022-23 season with another early NCAA exit in surprising fashion. Zach Edey is in his fourth and likely final try as a John Wooden Award candidate  We get a battle between a duo of 2-0 teams too.  At Online Sports Betting, we look at a matchup which could get a bit spicy. So, let us take a look at those  Xavier vs Purdue Bets.

  • WHAT: Xavier Musketeers versus Purdue Musketeers
  • WHEN: Monday, November 13th, 2023, 8:30 pm ET  
  • WHERE: Mackey Arena, Purdue, Indiana
  • WHY: Purdue on Monday Night College Basketball on FS1

The betting masses still feel like they are in a training camp mode of sorts. Even though a third-ranked team like Purdue is playing, it does not feel quite like a top matchup. It feels more like a stepping stone. The Xavier vs Purdue Bets spotlight a couple of teams trying to get to 3-0. Yes, NCAA College Men's betting basketball futureshave only just begun. After all, the numbers are early in the process. Here is a table for this game on Monday evening, courtesy of the Bovada Online Sportsbook.

College Basketball Monday NightBovadaBetOnlineMyBookie
Purdue (-16)-110-112-110

Xavier vs Purdue Bets Look To Zach Edey Once More

Xavier vs Purdue Bets look to Zach Edey once more. So, what happened last year? Once again, Purdue lost in godawful and heartbreaking fashion. Purdue found a way to lose six times all season then drop a decision to 16th-seeded FDU from New Jersey. It was a great moment for New Jersey but another painful time for the Boilermakers. The five-point loss felt like 40 to Edey who took it the hardest of all. Now, he comes back one more time for a final shot at glory.

As for Xavier, they step up their schedule in a big, big way on Monday. They play Purdue and then over the weekend, go up against the Washington Huskies in a neutral-site battle. Xavier is averaging 78 points per game while yielding 59.5 points a contest. Sean Miller knows his team will have a hard time containing Edey and how fast Purdue plays offense now. The Boilermakers are trying something a little different.

Both teams spent the entire summer getting ready for this game. Matt Painter of Purdue knows he is under a lot of pressure. Painter employs Edey in more of a running full-court attack this season. He is going up against a coach that took his team to the Sweet 16 last year. The Musketeers may have a little less talent but their defensive intensity is still the same. Desmond Claude and Quincy Oliver are two big factors for Xavier.

Purdue More Ready Than Ever For 2023-24 Season

The Xavier vs Purdue Bets indicate Purdue is more ready than ever for the 2023-24 season. Everyone talks about how the Boilermakers may get upset early in the tournament yet again. During the regular season, Purdue is one of the best teams in the nation, period. Some are viewing this game as a tuneup to the weekend where the Boilermakers clash against 11th-ranked Gonzaga. However, Xavier is one of those Big East teams that cannot be overlooked.

Going into this second week, the hope is that some teams begin to separate themselves a little. It is nice to see a few more marquis matchups as most teams build up the competition. Lance Jones could be a nice secondary scoring punch for Purdue this year. The problem is through the first two games, most Purdue players have been on the floor for maybe 25-27 minutes. Monday expects to be a little bit different.

Expectations are thru the roof for Purdue. It is kind of like how Gonzaga was last year. Everyone saw how that ended. This could go down that same road too. However, the regular season is a different animal. The Boilermakers should be able to improve their play as this game goes along. Early on though, Xavier could provide a considerable test.

Okay, this matchup may be perfect for Purdue in the long run. The Boilermakers' schedule will be nasty. Playing more than 30 minutes for some time will be a test for Purdue's top players and even Edey. Edey expects to be the center of attention on Monday night and a double-double is very likely. Expect the Boilermakers to win on the Moneyline and watch for that Edey prop. Then, piggyback any Lance Jones point prop one can find. In the meantime, do not forget that Purdue future.

Purdue Boilermakers To win the NCAA National Title

Xavier vs Purdue As The Boilermakers Lay 16 Points?

Alright, what about Xavier vs Purdue Bets laying 16 points? The initial though is this is laying a lot of points and Purdue hurt us on a few occasions last year except for that first round tournament game. Yes, we took FDU in that game with the points. Now, what about Xavier and can they cover?

The Musketeers are a bit more battle tested and again could keep things closer than expected. Remember, the benefit of early season games is the unexpected.

We take Xavier and those glorious 16 points on Monday night.

Xavier Musketeers To cover getting 16 points Monday night

The Over Or Under For Monday Night?

Finally, Xavier vs Purdue bets mull the over or under for Monday night. This game has seen some shifts early as the number has stayed right around the 149 to 151 range. Purdue is averaging over 90 points a game and Xavier is right around 78. The expectation is that both teams will try to push the pace because of the atmosphere. Purdue's running game is stronger early on as well.

Our best bet is to run with the Over and maybe Purdue's team over which projects to around 80 points.

Purdue and Xavier To score more than 150 points Monday

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