Purdue vs Florida A&M Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 29 (Boilermakers Defang Rattlers With Ease)

Devon Platana
Purdue vs Florida A&M prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Purdue vs Florida A&M prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Purdue vs Florida A&M Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 1 Purdue (12-0) vs. Florida A&M (2-8)
  • Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Mackey Arena -- West Lafayette, Indiana

The Thursday, Dec. 29 NCAA college basketball schedule includes an interesting showdown between the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers and Florida A&M Rattlers.

Purdue's perfect campaign continued with a 74-53 blowout win over New Orleans last week, led by Trey Kaufman-Renn's game-high 24 points. Meanwhile. Florida A&M limps into tonight's action following an 88-68 loss to ranked Kentucky on Dec. 21.

Can Purdue keep the ball rolling with its 13th straight win to begin the season? Or will Florida A&M pull off a miracle of an upset?

Purdue vs Florida A&M Odds & Spread

Purdue enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 132.5 points, which is one of the lowest of Thursday's totals.

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Purdue vs Florida A&M Betting Trends

  • Purdue has four wins in 12 games against the spread this season.
  • There have been four Purdue's games (out of 12) that went over the total this year.
  • Florida A&M is 5-3-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Rattlers have covered every time (1-0) as a 36.5-point underdog or greater this year.
  • Out of Florida A&M's eight games so far this season, four have hit the over.
Purdue Rank Purdue AVG Florida A&M AVG Florida A&M Rank
98th 76.8 Points Scored 56.2 362nd
31st 61.5 Points Allowed 74.9 317th
4th 39.2 Rebounds 28.9 334th
21st 11.6 Off. Rebounds 8.9 184th
223rd 7.1 3pt Made 4.9 346th
79th 15.3 Assists 8.7 360th
16th 9.9 Turnovers 16.1 355th

Purdue vs Florida A&M Prediction & Pick

The odds for this game indicate that Purdue shouldn't break much of a sweat tonight. The Boilermakers are the best team in the nation, whereas Florida A&M doesn't even belong in the same conversation.

The Rattlers are terrible on both sides of the ball, scoring the third-fewest points in the country (54.3 PPG) while allowing the 29th-most (79.6 PPG). Now, Florida A&M must deal with a Purdue team that averages 78.3 points at home while being tied for the 12th-best scoring margin overall (plus-15.3).

Florida A&M has also lost nine straight road games and is 0-10 straight up in its last 10 games against Big Ten foes. Considering how Purdue has won five straight against SWAC opponents, I don't think that the team's perfect record is in any jeopardy tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Purdue: 87 | Florida A&M: 60

Purdue vs Florida A&M Best Bet

I predict that Purdue will get off to a massive start tonight against a terrible Florida A&M team. The Boilermakers are tied for the ninth-best first-half scoring margin in the country (plus-10.6) while Florida A&M sits fifth-worst at minus-11.6. The Rattlers also average the second-fewest first-half points (24.5), whereas the Boilermakers sit 33rd with 38.1.

Purdue is going to make it clear from the get-go who the better team is, so expect the first-half score to reflect that.

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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