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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Indiana Hoosiers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14

Indiana Hoosiers (14-10) at Purdue Boilermakers (14-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Mackey Arena)

The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Indiana Hoosiers face off on Saturday in West Lafayette in Big Ten college basketball.

The Purdue Boilermakers have lost five of their last six games and are playing some of their worst basketball of the season. Purdue is 4-7 in the Big 10, 11-2 at home this season, and they are in ninth place in the conference standings. Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers in scoring averaging 12.2 points per game. A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, Ronnie Johnson is averaging 10.5 points, and Kendall Stephens is averaging 7.5 points. Purdue is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Purdue is having a rebuilding year.

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Indiana Hoosiers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/15/14

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The Indiana Hoosiers have lost their last two games and three of their last four as they have slipped into ninth place in the Big Ten standings. Indiana is 2-7 away from home and 4-7 in the Big Ten this year. Kevin Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 17.5 points per game. Noah Vonleh is averaging 11.5 points and 9.6 rebounds, Will Sheehy is averaging 10.1 points, and Troy Williams is averaging 6.9 points. Indiana is averaging 73.8 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Indiana plays three of their next four games on the road.

Purdue is 9-4 against the spread following a loss, 1-5 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six home games. Indiana is 4-1 against the spread following a loss, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.

We have a rivalry game and it looks like a coin flip and in this one that points me to the home team. 

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