Ohio State at Purdue Game Info & College Basketball Betting Pick

Ohio State at Purdue Game Info & College Basketball Betting Pick

Written by on February 7, 2018

Making College Basketball betting predictions about how the final rankings will look at the end of the 2017-18 regular season has been tough, as the top teams have made a habit of taking losses to unranked opponents. That said, we are now at a stage in the season where a few teams have pulled away and started to look as though they might be able to make it the rest of the way without taking another loss. One of those teams is the Purdue Boilermakers, as they are on a win streak that is about as good as it gets this season, which is why they come in control of the NCAA Basketball lines. Their winning run has taken them all the way up to the #3 ranking in the nation, and they are now considered one of the favorites to do some real damage when March Madness gets underway in a few weeks. The Boilermakers will have a tough match on their hands on Wednesday night, though, as they go against the #14 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in what should be a highly entertaining Big 10 Conference match-up.

Buckeyes vs. Boilermakers Game Info & College Basketball Betting Pick

  • When: Wednesday, February 7, 8:30 PM EST
  • Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
  • TV: BTN
  • Radio: 97.1 FM (Ohio State) / 96.5 FM (Purdue)
  • Live Stream: Big Ten Network
  • College Basketball Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -10.5 (Over/Under 146 points)

Team Records

  • All: Ohio State Buckeyes 20-5 / Purdue Boilermakers 23-2
  • Home: Ohio State Buckeyes 15-3 / Purdue Boilermakers 14-1
  • Away: Ohio State Buckeyes 5-2 / Purdue Boilermakers 9-1
  • ATS: Ohio State Buckeyes 12-11 / Purdue Boilermakers 14-10
  • Over/Under: Ohio State Buckeyes 6-17 / Purdue Boilermakers 12-12

2018 NCAAB CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS TO WIN

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Ohio State Buckeyes lead 7-3
  • Score: Ohio State Buckeyes 71.90 / Purdue Boilermakers 67.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: Ohio State Buckeyes 46.29 / Purdue Boilermakers 42.21
  • Rebounds: Ohio State Buckeyes 34.70 / Purdue Boilermakers 34.80
  • 3 Point Shots: Ohio State Buckeyes 48-153 / Purdue Boilermakers 59-160
  • Steals: Ohio State Buckeyes 5.50 / Purdue Boilermakers 4.40

Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers?

After the first 6 games of the regular season, there were probably very few people who would have predicted that the Purdue Boilermakers would be where they are now. Purdue lost back to back games early on, taking their record to 4-2, but those losses seemed to serve as a wake-up call, as they went on to reel off 19 straight wins, a run that took them all the way to the #3 ranking in the nation. The wins have come easy during this run, but the Boilermakers did get a bit of a scare in their last outing, a 78-76 win over Rutgers. That scare might just serve as another wake-up call and may have come at the perfect time as they prepare to face their 4th ranked team this season. Purdue have won all 3 of their previous meetings against ranked opponents, so it stands to reason that they will also be a favorite here. The Boilermakers are 14-10 ATS and 11-13 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 83.96
  • Field Goal Percentage: 50.24
  • Three-Point Percentage: 42.81
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.19
  • Total Rebounds: 36.00
Defense
  • Total Score: 64.16
  • Field Goal Percentage: 39.75
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.88
  • Free Throw Percentage: 68.12
  • Total Rebounds: 32.64

Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes?

Conference play is often what separates the contenders from the pretenders, especially in a conference as talented as the Big 10. The Ohio State Buckeyes may be 20-5 right now, but they are just a game back of Purdue for the top spot in the conference, which makes this meeting all the more important. A loss here for the Buckeyes would likely make it close to impossible to catch Purdue. The Buckeyes come in as huge College Basketball Betting Odds underdog against Purdue. Their quest for a regular season conference crown took a hit with a loss to Penn State, but Ohio State has been able to get back on track by winning back to back games after that defeat. This is a much tougher proposition, though, and Ohio State has not had much success against other ranked teams this season, going 1-2 in those 3 games. The Buckeyes are 12-11 ATS and 6-17 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 77.40
  • Field Goal Percentage: 49.09
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.48
  • Free Throw Percentage: 74.48
  • Total Rebounds: 37.12
Defense
  • Total Score: 66.20
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.93
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.95
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.81
  • Total Rebounds: 31.00

Latest College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Ohio State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Ohio State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 7 games
  • Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Purdue’s last 10 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Every team is going to have an off night or two during the regular season, and the tight win over Rutgers may have been it for the College Basketball betting favorite Boilermakers. I like them to play much better in this one. Score: Ohio State Buckeyes 66 – Purdue Boilermakers 77