Purdue vs North Texas March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

The 13th-seeded North Texas Mean Green (17-9) take the court in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 4 seed Purdue Boilermakers (18-9) on Friday. The matchup tips off at 7:25 PM ET on TNT. North Texas is a underdog in the game. Here’s what you need to know before filling out your brackets for this 4-13 matchup in the South Region.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Purdue Betting Information

  • Purdue has compiled a 14-9-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Boilermakers are 1-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • In 50% of their games this season (12/24), the Purdue and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Boilermakers fell to Ohio State 87-78 and failed to cover the spread as 1-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 139 point total in their last outing on Friday. Trevion Williams put up a team-high 26 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Purdue Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trevion Williams 27 15.6 9.0 2.1 0.7 0.6 0.0
Jaden Ivey 22 10.5 3.4 2.0 0.8 0.6 1.0
Sasha Stefanovic 24 9.3 2.7 2.6 0.8 0.1 2.0
Zach Edey 27 9.0 4.5 0.3 0.1 1.0 0.0
Eric Hunter Jr. 23 8.8 2.1 2.8 1.1 0.2 1.0

North Texas Betting Information

  • North Texas has regularly covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 16-8.
  • As at least a 7.5-point underdog, the Mean Green frequently meet expectations with a 7-1 record against the spread.
  • 37.5% of North Texas’ 24 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • The Mean Green knocked off Western Kentucky 61-57 in their last contest on Saturday. Javion Hamlet racked up a team-high 20 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 124.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

North Texas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Javion Hamlet 26 14.9 3.3 4.5 0.5 0.0 1.0
James Reese 26 10.8 4.5 1.4 1.5 0.2 2.1
Thomas Bell 26 10.3 5.8 0.9 0.7 1.2 1.2
Zachary Simmons 26 10.3 6.2 1.9 0.7 0.7 0.0
Mardrez McBride 26 7.1 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.2 1.5

Total Facts

  • Purdue’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup over/under (126.5 points) in 70.4% of opportunities (19 out of 27 matchups).
  • In 14 out of North Texas’ 26 games this season (53.8%), the competing teams scored more points than the total in Friday’s matchup.
  • The Boilermakers average 71.1 points per game against the Mean Green’s 69.8, totaling 14.4 points over the game’s total of 126.5.
  • This game’s total is 1.0 fewer point than the 127.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Boilermakers have seen a 137.4 over/under in their games this season, 10.9 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 4.5 points fewer than the average over/under in Mean Green games this season (131 points).

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