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Purdue vs. Rutgers - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-18) at Purdue Boilermakers (18-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Mackey Arena)

The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Purdue Boilermakers meet Thursday at the Mackey Arena.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights play spoiler in hopes of snapping an 11-game skid. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 58.1 points on 38.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 13.8 points and 4.3 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.6 points and six rebounds. Bishop Daniels is dishing 1.8 assists and Junior Etou is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have four players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 64.4 percent from the line and 29.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 33 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 71 or more points in six of its last eight games.

Purdue vs. Rutgers - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Purdue Boilermakers look to stay hot with wins in seven of their last eight games. On the season, Purdue is averaging 70.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.7 points on 40 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 11.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while Rapheal Davis is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 assists. Jon Octeus is grabbing five rebounds and Vince Edwards is dishing 2.7 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers have five players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 31.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 35.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 63 or less points in six straight games.

The Scarlet Knights are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 22-7 ATS in their last 29 games overall. 

Rutgers has thrown in the towel a while ago and isn't covering or winning games at all. Meanwhile, Purdue has been red hot in the Big Ten and has been a covering machine all season. Take the Boilermakers. 

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Purdue Boilermakers -14.5

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