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Cinderella Saint Peter’s Fighting Midnight and Purdue on 2022 Sweet 16 Betting

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet Sixteen Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Information

Fashion is the difference between perception and reality in many sports betting cases.  The Purdue Boilermakers have the branding of a March Madness betting power.  The masses perceive Purdue as a basketball school with a tradition of winning.  However, the reality is different from that perception.  Purdue has only two Final Fours in its history, with the last one in 1980.  Further, they have only one Elite Eight appearance since 2000.  It is true that the Boilermakers are a March Madness regular.  But beyond that, they have not been dominant.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Sweet Sixteen

Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Information

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Time: 7:09 pm ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: CBS

Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
St. Peter’s +12½ ( -110 ) 135½ ( -110 ) +650
Purdue -12½ ( -110 ) 135½ ( -110 ) -1000
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Saint Peters Peacocks vs. Purdue Boilermakers CashBet Wagering Analysis

As mentioned earlier, Purdue’s reputation does not equal its sportsbook history.  But Saint Peter’s is playing far above the level of a 15-seed.  Again, that goes back to perception and reality.  Meanwhile, the Peacocks are coming off an epic opening weekend.  First-round action saw that Saint Peter’s was given no chance against the Kentucky Wildcats.  Yet they scored an overtime win for the ages.  Following that was a strong win over a respected and underrated Murray State team.  Saint Peter’s is the ultimate Cinderella team.  Gamblers wonder when midnight will strike?

Cinderella Peacocks Strive for More History

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks have a 2022 March Madness betting record of 21-11 straight up, 21-9-1 against the spread, and 13-18 over/under the total.  Overall, the Peacocks have national metrics of 286th for scoring offense, 85th for offensive rebounds, 24th for points allowed, and 79th for defensive rebounds.  Guard Darryl Banks leads Saint Peter’s with 11.2 points per game.  In the win over Kentucky, Banks scored 27 points.  

Last time out for Saint Peter’s was a 70-60 win over the Murray State Racers as 8-point dogs.  The game went over the total of 128.5.  Previously in the first round, the Peacocks scored an 85-79 overtime win over the Kentucky Wildcats as an 18-point dog.  Also, the game cleared the total of 132.  That win over Kentucky was the March Madness equivalent of a lightning strike.  Millions of brackets were busted by the result.

Since 1996, this is only the second NCAA Tournament for the Peacocks.  Further, Saint Peter’s had never advanced past the first round until this season.

Purdue Boilers Up for Final Four Bid

The Purdue Boilermakers have a bet on NCAA basketball record of 29-7 straight up, 15-19-2 against the spread, and 19-17 over/under the total.  The Boilermakers have national metrics of 7th for scoring offense, 43rd for offensive rebounds, 171st for points allowed, and 1st for defensive rebounds.

Last time out for Purdue was an 81-71 win over the Texas Longhorns as 3-point favorites.  The game went over the total of 135.  Previously in the first round, the Boilermakers scored a 78-56 win over Yale as 16.5-point chalk.  And then the game cleared the total of 144.5.  Jaden Ivory leads Purdue with 17.2 points per game.  Additionally, Ivory scored 18 points in the win over Yale.

Head coach Matt Painter leads his alma mater.  Specifically, Painter was a Purdue guard from 1989-to 1993.  Since 2005, Painter has patrolled the Purdue basketball sideline.  He has three regular season Big Ten championships and a Big Ten tournament title.  Consider that Painter is a 4-time Big Ten coach of the year.  And he was the 2019 national coach of the year.  Painter is 384-191, with a win percentage of .668 at Purdue.

Saint Peters Peacocks vs. Purdue Boilermakers CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted, Saint Peter’s is on the ultimate 2022 March Madness Betting Cinderella run.  Most important of all, the Peacocks proved they could step into anyone.

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