Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (12-7) at Purdue Boilermakers (16-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The 22nd ranked Purdue Boilermakers will host the Ohio State Buckeyes this Thursday.
The Purdue Boilermakers come into this game with a 16-3 record and are currently 4th in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers have won their past 2 games with their last win being a 107-57 win over Rutgers. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for Purdue has been A.J. Hammons who is averaging 13.4 points per game and 7.8 rebounds. Isaac Haas is second on the team with 10.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game with a 12-7 record and are currently 5th in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes last time out resulted in a 100-65 loss to Maryland. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for the Buckeyes has been Marc Loving who is averaging 13.9 points per game and 5.6 rebounds. Keita Bates-Diop is second on the team with 12.0 points per game and 5.9 rebounds. The Buckeyes will try to bounce back with a big conference win here.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 games following a loss. The Buckeyes are 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 Thursday games. The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 Thursday games. The Boilermakers are 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 home games.
Ohio State is coming off of a big loss to Maryland losing by 35 points. Purdue has won their past 2 games and have established themselves as a dominant team. I think this game could get out of hand for Ohio State. Im taking Purdue to cover this big spread at home.