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Rutgers vs. Purdue - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Purdue Boilermakers (15-9) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Purdue Boilermakers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Thursday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

The Purdue Boilermakers hope to keep things rolling after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Purdue is averaging 71.6 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Rapheal Davis is averaging 10.8 points and 2.5 assists. Vince Edwards is grabbing five rebounds and Kendall Stephens is shooting 35.6 percent from the field. The Purdue Boilermakers have five players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 32.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in three straight games.

Rutgers vs. Purdue - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to play spoiler after losing eight straight games. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 59 points on 39.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 14.3 points and 4.5 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Junior Etou is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Bishop Daniels is shooting 37.9 percent from the field. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have five players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 67 percent from the line and 29.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games.

The Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. 

The Purdue Boilermakers have really started to hit their stride as of late and should simply abuse a Rutgers squad that's thrown in the towel on the season. Look for Purdue to win this game rather easily and cover the reasonable chalk. 

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Purdue Boilermakers -6

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