Purdue vs St. Peter’s: 2022 NCAA Tournament East Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament Second Round-Purdue vs Texas
Mar 20, 2022; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers guard Ethan Morton (25) and Purdue Boilermakers guard Eric Hunter Jr. (2) celebrate the win against the Texas Longhorns 71-81 in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 15 St. Peter’s Peacocks

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, March 25
  • Time: 7:09 p.m. ET
  • Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: CBS
  • Live Stream: NCAA.com

Tale of the Tape:

No. 3 PUR STAT No. 15 SPC
Big Ten Conference MAAC
29-7 Record 21-11
79.8 (15th) Points Per Game 66.9 (332nd)
68.8 Points Allowed Per Game 61.8
0.6249 (12th) RPI 0.5471 (85th)
30th Strength of Schedule 212th
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Purdue leaders:

Mar 13, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Boilermakers guard Jaden Ivey (23) shoots the ball in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
  • Jaden Ivey, G, SO: 17.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 3.2 APG, 46.2% FG
  • Zach Edey, C, SO: 14.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.2 BPG, 65.5% FG


St. Peter’s leaders:

Mar 19, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Peacocks guard Daryl Banks III (5) and guard Doug Edert (25) celebrate a pay in the second half against the Murray State Racers during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports
  • Daryl Banks III, G, JR: 11.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.1 SPG
  • KC Ndefo, F, SR: 10.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 2.7 BPG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • PUR Moneyline: -1000
  • SPC Moneyline: +650
  • Spread: PUR -12.5
  • Over/Under: 135
  • ATS Record: PUR 14-20-2, SPC 21-9-1
  • Over/Under Record: PUR 20-16, SPC 12-19

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.


The Pick:

  • Before the first round, I pointed out that the Peacocks were the best team in the tournament against the spread during the regular season. I then proceeded to say, “I guess that’s something, but I’m not entirely sure that means it will carry over into the Big Dance.” Whoops.
  • St. Peter’s has made it this far thanks to their defense, which is ranked 28th in the nation by KenPom’s metrics. In fact, as many have pointed out, it’s their interior defense in particular: opponents are shooting just 35.8% in the paint against the Peacocks despite the team being the 295th-tallest team in the nation, according to KenPom. Something has to give, right?
  • The Boilermakers, with 7’4″ Zach Edey and 6’10” Trevion Williams might just be the team to break the spell. Williams had 22 and seven versus Texas, while Edey is one rebound away from having a double-double in both games.
  • The Boilermakers have also shot 75.9% from the free-throw line this tournament, which means the Peacocks will need to stop the big men from scoring and also keep them off of the line, which is a tall order (pun intended).
  • Ndefo was a revelation for the Peacocks with 17 points, ten rebounds, and six blocks in the win over Murray State, while Banks had 27 points on 5-8 from three against Kentucky, so this team can rely on a few players to get buckets if need be.
  • This will be a very slow game, though, since the Boilermakers rank 236th in pace and the Peacocks rank 240th.

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