Purdue vs Yale: 2022 NCAA Tournament East Region Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament- Purdue vs Michigan State
Mar 12, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers forward Mason Gillis (0) , forward Trevion Williams (50) and guard Sasha Stefanovic (55) react in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Round: No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 14 Yale Bulldogs

How to Watch:

  • Date: Friday, March 18
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: TBS
  • Live Stream: NCAA.com

Tale of the Tape:

No. 3 PUR STAT No. 14 YALE
Big Ten Conference IVY
27-7 Record 19-11
79.8 (15th) Points Per Game 72.3 (158th)
68.8 Points Allowed Per Game 68.8
0.6249 (12th) RPI 0.5462 (88th)
30th Strength of Schedule 197th
At-Large Bid Automatic Bid

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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 Ivery, 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

Yale leaders:

Nov 23, 2021; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Bulldogs guard Azar Swain (05) shoots the ball over Southern Utah Thunderbirds guard John Knight III (3) in the second half at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
  • Azar Swain, G, SR: 19.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.6 APG, 89.1% FT
  • Jalen Gabbidon, G, SR: 11.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.4 SPG

Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • YLE Moneyline: +950
  • PUR Moneyline: -1750
  • Spread: PUR -16
  • Over/Under: 143
  • ATS Record: PUR 13-19-2, YLE 14-15
  • Over/Under Record: PUR 18-16, YLE 13-15-1

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The Pick:

  • The Boilermakers is a heavy favorite here and rightfully so. They are the 3rd-best offense in KenPom’s adjusted efficiency metrics and the Bulldogs’ offense simply can’t keep up, ranking 203rd.
  • The Bulldogs also don’t have an answer for the Boilermakers in the interior. The biggest player the Bulldogs have that plays regularly is 6’8″ 220 pounds, which is going to seem comically small against 7’4″ 295-pound Zach Edey, and also 6’10” 255-pound Trevion Williams.
  • The Boilermakers are not a particularly strong defense, ranking 100th in KenPom’s efficiency metrics, but it’s likely going to take a couple of rounds before that could get exposed.
  • The Bulldogs will try to keep the tempo up, ranking 86th in adjusted tempo, compared to 248th for the Boilermakers, but I’m just not sure they will be able to do much damage, even playing fast.

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