Ohio State vs. Purdue - 3/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (19-9) at Ohio State Buckeyes (20-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Sunday at the Value City Arena.
The Purdue Boilermakers look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, Purdue is averaging 71.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.4 points on 40.1 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Rapheal Davis is averaging 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jon Octeus is dishing 2.6 assists and Isaac Haas is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers have five players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.8 percent from the line and 32.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in six of its last seven games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, OSU is averaging 77.4 points on 49.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.1 points on 39.5 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18.7 points and 5.4 assists while Marc Loving is averaging 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Sam Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes have four players averaging at least 8.9 points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 38.6 percent from deep. Defensively, OSU is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in seven straight games.
The Boilermakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Buckeyes are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win. The Boilermakers are 9-19-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
Purdue has been a covering machine all season and still gets no respect from oddmakers. Forget that. We're taking the Boilermkakers and the points with high confidence.