Hofstra vs Purdue Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 7 (Boilermakers Control the Boards in Blowout Win)

Larry Rupp
Hofstra vs Purdue prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Hofstra vs Purdue prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Bowmer
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Hofstra vs Purdue Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Hofstra Pride (6-3, 2-2 Away) vs. No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers (8-0, 4-0 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Mackey Arena — West Lafayette, IN

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with a thrilling matchup between the Hofstra Pride and No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers. Hofstra fell short in an 81-77 loss to George Mason last Wednesday. Senior Aaron Estrada led the scoring efforts with 31 points on 10-of-18 shooting.

Meanwhile, Purdue remains undefeated on the season following an 89-70 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Junior Zach Edey kept his early season dominance going with 31 points and 22 rebounds. Fletcher Loyer chipped in with 21 points and 8 assists as the Boilermakers shot 50.8% from the floor.

Hofstra vs Purdue Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: HOF: (+2000) | PUR: (-7000)
Spread: HOF: +22.5 (-114) | PUR: -22.5 (-106)
Total: 144.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Purdue enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 144.5 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Hofstra vs Purdue Prediction & Pick

This game is the definition of a mismatch. Purdue has been mowing down opponents night after night and has posted the 15th-best average scoring margin in the country at +16.6. The Boilermakers also rank 10th in offensive efficiency and lead the nation in total rebounding percentage as well (58.7%).

Hofstra ranks outside the top 100 teams in scoring offense and shooting percentage, while it ranks outside the top 200 teams in scoring defense. The Pride have been getting by on their ability to keep fouls at a minimum, but Purdue averages a reliable 21.9 free throws per game so far (No. 46 in NCAA).

Purdue is riding a 12-game home winning streak and I don't see that ending on Wednesday night.

Final Score Prediction: Hofstra: 58 | Purdue: 84

Hofstra vs Purdue Betting Trends

- Hofstra is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Hofstra's last five away games.
- Purdue is 12-0 straight up in its last 12 home games.
- The total has hit the under in 12 of Purdue's last 17 games.

Hofstra vs Purdue Best Bet

Keep in mind Purdue is the one of the best rebounding teams in the country thanks to the efforts of players like 7-foot-4 center Zach Edey around the rim. The Boilermakers average 42.4 rebounds per game (No. 7 in NCAA), while Hofstra is grabbing a dismal 31.4 boards per game (No. 310 in NCAA).

A lack of second chance opportunities for the Pride will destroy any hope they have at keeping this game close. Hosftra is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games and 2-7 ATS in its last nine games played on a Wednesday. Purdue makes another statement on Wednesday with a blowout win.

Bet: Purdue Boilermakers -22.5 (-106)

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