2007-2008 Purdue Boilermakers College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting fans were excited last season by the play of the Purdue Boilermakers.

Purdue finished 22-12 overall and eventually lost to Florida in the NCAA Tournament.  Things may not be as easy this season for Purdue according to basketball betting experts.

College basketball betting fans should know that the Boilermakers lost seniors Carl Landry and David Teague to graduation so it could be a rebuilding year.  Chris Kramer and Keaton Grant are back but whether or not either one is a future star is a question for fans of Purdue basketball betting odds.  Head coach Matt Painter has seven returning players and seven newcomers overall for college basketball betting fans to look at.  The top newcomers according to college basketball betting experts are E'Twaun Moore and Scott Martin. Both averaged more than 21 points per game as high school seniors according to college basketball betting experts.  The key for Purdue according to college basketball betting experts will be returning starters Kramer, who averaged 7.2 points per game, and Grant.  College basketball betting experts know that the team suffered a blow when forward Gordon Watt was dismissed from the team during the off-season. Dan Vandervieren and Johnathan Uchendu will need to show they have improved. Backup guards Tarrance Crump, Chris Lutz and Marcus Green give the Boilermaker some depth in the backcourt according to basketball betting experts.

It will be important for Purdue to have the newcomers make an impact according to those that look at college basketball betting odds.  Junior college transfers Nemanja Clasan and Chris Reid are expected to compete for playing time according to college basketball betting experts. The freshman are the most likely to make an impact versus college basketball betting odds.  E'Twaun Moore, Robbie Hummel, JaJuan Johnson and Scott Martin headline the group. Martin and Moore are scorers while Hummel does a little of everything according to those that follow college basketball betting. It's never easy to replace players like Landry and Teague. They were big time players. Head coach Matt Painter has done a nice job but this could be a rebuilding year at Purdue.

The talent is there at Purdue but it is very young.  How soon the freshmen gain experience will tell college basketball betting experts how far the team will go.  Upfront the team will need players like JaJuan Johnson to make an impact if they are to have a successful season against basketball betting odds.