Purdue vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 25 (Bulldogs Can't Create Separation from Boilermakers)

Devon Platana
Purdue vs Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Purdue vs Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Eric Gay
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Purdue vs Gonzaga Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 24 Purdue Boilermakers (4-0) vs. No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-1)
Date: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
Time: 11:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Moda Center — Portland, OR
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Nov. 25 with a Phil Knight Legacy matchup between the No. 24 Purdue Boilermakers and No. 6 Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Purdue enters the game riding high after notching an 80-68 win over West Virginia on Thursday. Meanwhile, Gonzaga is also buzzing after a convincing 88-72 victory over Kentucky that saw three Bulldogs amass 20+ points in a solid team effort.

Can Purdue shock the college basketball world with an upset win Friday? Or will Gonzaga put on another dominant effort yet again?

Purdue vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: PUR: (+225) | GONZ: (-280)
Spread: PUR: +6.5 (-110) | GONZ: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 152.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Gonzaga enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 152.5 points, which is higher than most of Friday's projected totals.

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Purdue vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

Fans are in for a thrill when Purdue and Gonzaga meet tonight. After all, neither team is a stranger when it comes to scoring the ball as the Boilermakers average 75.5 points per game (T-No. 97) while the Bulldogs operate at an 82.5 PPG clip (T-No. 23).

In other words, the game could be decided by which teams can come up with the more timely defensive stops. If that's the case, my money is on Purdue. The Boilermakers nearly have a top-30 scoring defense this fall and have been outscoring opponents by an average of 16.8 points per game (No. 30).

Gonzaga's loss to Texas just over a week ago shows that the former is vulnerable to losing. As long as Purdue sticks to its game plan and gets defensive stops at the right time, victory will belong to the Boilermakers.

Final Score Prediction: Purdue: 81 | Gonzaga: 78

Purdue vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Purdue is 9-2 straight up in its last 11 games.
- Gonzaga is 3-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Purdue's last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Gonzaga's last five games.

Purdue vs Gonzaga Best Bet

Even though Gonzaga is the favorite here, I see Purdue pulling off the upset. Again, the Bulldogs are beatable and haven't exactly steamrolled over their opponents. With Gonzaga also being 3-8 against the spread in its last 11 games, listing them as a 6.5-point favorite might be too generous.

I'll take Purdue shocking the world by covering as 6.5-point underdogs.

Bet: Purdue +6.5 (-110)


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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