College Basketball Betting – West Virginia at Purdue

College basketball betting on New Year’s Day features a matchup of unbeaten Top 10 teams as Purdue hosts West Virginia in a game that can be seen on ESPN.

Both teams are coming off tough wins in their last NCAA basketball betting games as the Mountaineers got a last second shot from Da’Sean Butler to beat Marquette while Purdue won at Iowa.

College basketball betting has Purdue favored at home in this matchup against West Virginia. It could be that the Mountaineers are due for a loss. They nearly got one on Tuesday but Butler hit a long jumper with 2.3 second left to give them a 63-62 win over Marquette.  The Mountaineers rallied to score the last six points of the college basketball betting game after trailing 62-57 with 41 seconds left. It was a three-man trio that saved West Virginia in the win although the Mountaineers did not cover the NCAA basketball betting line.  College basketball betting stats indicated that Devin Ebanks had 19 points; Kevin Jones had 18 while Butler added 17 including the game-winner. It was almost not enough against Marquette who shot 62.5 percent from 3-point distance. College basketball betting had West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins relieved his team got the win but not happy about the performance.  “I hope I don’t have to think about this past tonight,” Huggins said. “It’s been a chronic problem for us, we get up 7-0 and we stop running our offense. We do dumb things, we make a dumb foul, and we weren't doing what we were told to do in the scouting report. We haven’t put anybody away.”

Purdue is coming off a 67-56 win over Iowa on Tuesday but they did not cover the spread in college basketball betting.  E’Twaun Moore scored 21 points, 15 of which game in the second half of the college basketball betting game. College basketball betting stats showed that Robbie Hummel added 16 points in the win.  The Boilermakers have started the college basketball betting season with 12 straight wins for the second time in school history.

West Virginia is 11-0 straight up but just 4-6 against the college basketball betting line this season. The Mountaineers are 1-1 on the road this college basketball betting season in NCAA basketball betting. Purdue is 12-0 straight up but just 5-6-1 against the college basketball betting line. They are 3-3 versus the NCAA basketball betting odds at home.