One thing you absolutely need to know before the game - Hopefully the game isn't even remotely close, since anything else would be quite disappointing. If you're in the Greater Lafayette area, take a kid to the game. Tickets for kids 14 and under are only five bucks (with the purchase of an adult ticket). With the students on Thanksgiving break, Mackey will probably be pretty quiet missing the Paint Crew, so take some loud and rowdy kids to scream and shout for the Boilers.
Our Picks - We like to think we're better than Vegas. So throughout the season, we'll be "betting" a whole dollar amount versus the spread between $1 and $32, but we can't repeat the same value twice. The spread for this game is Purdue by 20.5 points.
Erik's Bet: $11
Erik's Pick: Purdue 81 - UNCW 60
Kirk's Bet: $26
Kirk's Pick: Purdue 70 - UNCW 55
Kirk -177 (0 for 6, let's make it 7!)
Values already bet
Erik 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 26, 32
Kirk 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32