Indiana Vs Purdue Odds & PickNoah Williams
After a surprise loss to Michigan, the Purdue Boilermakers will look to bounce back when hosting the storied Indiana Hoosiers in a Big Ten matchup. The NCAA hoops odds favor Purdue by 10.5-points to beat Indiana. Tip-off is this Tuesday, February 28th at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN 2 from the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.
In their last head-to-head meeting, Purdue beat Indiana 69-64 in on February 9th. Purdue outscored Indiana 28-24 in the paint and 16-13 off turnovers but was outscored 15-14 on second-chance points and 7-6 by the bench. The only notable difference was Purdue made 17 of 24 free throws. Indiana was 12 of 16.
Indiana Hoosiers Vs Purdue Boilermakers Spread & ATS Pick
What: Indiana Hoosiers (16-13) at No. 16 Purdue Boilermakers (23-6)
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: West Lafayette, Indiana
Stadium: Mackey Aren
Spread: Purdue -10.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Indiana vs Purdue
Why Bet The Indiana Hoosiers To Beat The Boilermakers
Indiana barely squeaked past Northwestern, 63-62, in their last outing. That win pushed them to 16-13 SU and 11-16-1 ATS this season. The Hoosiers had lost five in a row before the win. They average 80.1 points per game (40th) and allow 72.2 points per game (181st).
Indiana shoots 47.8% from the field (34th) and 37.2% from beyond the arc (81st). Junior guard James Blackmon Jr. (16.9 PPG & 4.6 RPG) shot 4-11 from the field and 3-6 from three points to lead his team with 13 points versus Northwestern. Center Thomas Bryant (13.0 PPG & 7.1 RPG) added 11 points in a perdestrian night.
"You’ve got to have some reward for the hard stretch we’ve gone through," Crean said. "The reward is resiliency."
The Hoosiers average 39.8 rebounds per game (17th), 14.3 assists (127th) and 6.41 steals. Their point differential is at +7.83. Center Thomas Bryant leads the team with 7.0 rebounds and sophomore forward OG Anunoby is tops with 1.3 steals per game.
Why Bet The Purdue Boilermakers To Beat The Hoosiers
Purdue inexplicably lost 82-70 to Michigan, dropping to 23-6 SU and 16-13 ATS this season. They average 80.7 points per game (30th) and give up 66.7 points per game (55th).
The Boilermakers average 48.1% shooting from the field (28th) and 41.0% from three point land (5th). Against Michigan, sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan (18.6 PPG & 12.6 PPG) led the team with 18 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Freshman guard Carsen Edwards (10.6 PPG & 2.7 RPG) also added 18 points coming off the bench.
Purdue averages 38.5 rebounds per game (50th), 18.4 assists (2nd) and 5.08 steals. They have a +13.9-point differential. Swanigan leads the team with 13.9 rebounds per game and freshman guard Carsen Edwards is tops with 1.1 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Boilermakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games.
- Boilermakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- Boilermakers are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games as a home favorite.
- Hoosiers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
Indiana Vs Purdue ATS Pick
Purdue needs to win to clinch at least a share of the school’s 23rd regular-season conference championship and the first since the 2009-2010 team shared the title with Michigan State and Ohio State.
I am betting on the Hoosiers to keep this game close, but I fully expect the Boilermakers to win and sweep the season series.