The second game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Uncasville, CT, on Saturday will feature the No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers taking on the No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels. The winner will face the winner of Tennessee-Villanova in the championship game on Sunday while the losers will face each other in a consolation game.
Purdue (3-0) has buzzsawed its three opponents to start the year and was last seen dominating Wright State for a 96-52 blowout win on Tuesday. The Boilermakers held the Raiders to just 30.5 shooting from the field and got three different double-double performances from Trevion Williams, Zach Edey, and Caleb Furst.
North Carolina (3-0) is also unbeaten heading into Saturday but has been challenged by lesser opponents in its last two outings. The Tar Heels withstood an second-half offensive explosion by Charleston on Tuesday to come away with a 94-83 win, a game where Armando Bacot and Caleb Love combined for 46 points.
How to watch North Carolina vs. Purdue
When: Saturday, November 20 a 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Where to live stream online: ESPN App
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Purdue -6
The Boilermakers hammered all three teams they played with an average margin of victory of 32.7 points and played slightly better competition than North Carolina. The latest KenPom ratings show this matchup to be a significant difference as Purdue ranks No. 4, while North Carolina is at No. 51 early on. The Boilermakers hit the ground running and are playing at a higher level to this point of the season, and we’ll take them to cover this spread as favorites.
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