Purdue vs. Florida State line, prediction: Boilermakers will falter


The Purdue Boilermakers are ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 and will look to further secure their place as one of the nation’s best on Tuesday when they face Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. 

Purdue leads the country in points scored on a per possession basis and is third in both field-goal shooting percentage and rebound rate. 

Both teams are similar in defensive efficiency with Florida State 56th in points allowed on a per possession basis and Purdue 67th, though Purdue has not done much to turn teams over, as their rate of a turnover forced in 14.9 percent of possessions is 321st in the country. 

The Seminoles are the opposite, ranking ninth in the country in turnovers forced on a per possession basis, but also turn the ball over on 20.4 percent of their possessions on offense, which is 250th in the country. 

Both teams are very similar in tempo despite their unique styles but with Purdue also outside the top 100 in turnovers committed on a per possession basis, the Seminoles will give Purdue a tough test in West Lafayette on Tuesday. 

The play: Florida State, +11.


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