Purdue vs. Indiana - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (15-5) at Purdue Boilermakers (12-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue -3 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers play Wednesday at the Mackey Arena.
The Indiana Hoosiers have won five of their last eight games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Indiana is averaging 81.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16 points and 4.9 assists. Troy Williams is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Nick Zeisloft is shooting 41.5 percent from the field. The Indiana Hoosiers have seven players averaging at least 5.4 points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent from the line and 41 percent from downtown. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last eight games. Robert Johnson is questionable for this game with an injury.
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The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last eight games and play their fifth ranked team. On the season, Purdue is averaging 72.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 40.1 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while Kendall Stephens is averaging 10.4 points and two assists. Rapheal Davis is the third player averaging double-digit points and Vince Edwards is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers have six players averaging at least 8.7 points, and they’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 32.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 36.7 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Hoosiers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. The Boilermakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Hoosiers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Indiana is still not getting any love from oddmakers? Cool. The Hoosiers continue to make us some nice coin and are sooting lights out from just about everywhere on the court. I have to take the free points and the better team here.