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Game: Purdue at St. Marys Mar 16 2012 7:25PM
Prediction: St. Marys
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: 20* Play on St. Mary's. Love this matchup for the Gaels tonight, as St. Mary's has not only been one of the best mid-major conference teams this season, but they get to face a Purdue team that has really struggled on the defensive end of the floor down the stretch, and we think St. Mary's high-octane offense will dominate in an easy win.
The Boilermakers have allowed five of their last ten opponents to shoot at least 51% from the floor, including a whopping 61% shooting to the Ohio State Buckeyes in their last game - a 17-point blowout defeat in the Big Ten Tournament. Purdue has done well offensively, but those good shooting numbers come in a Big Ten Conference that tends to play a slower-paced, half-court offense style of play, and St. Mary's will be looking to run every chance they get.
The Gaels have shot at least 52% in two of their last three games, and come in with momentum and confidence after beating Gonzaga in the WCC Tournament Final. St. Mary's has scored 78 and 83 points in their last two games, are play a perfect style to contrast this Purdue squad. Add in St. Mary's 26-13 ATS mark against non-conference opponents, and we look for the Gaels to advance tonight! 20* Play on St. Mary's.