Indiana vs. Purdue - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (21-6) at Indiana Hoosiers (21-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Saturday in a Big Ten college basketball rivalry game.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 21-6 this season and they have won two of their last three games and four of their last six. Indiana is averaging 83.4 points per game and they are shooting 50.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 16.6 points and 5.6 assists per game. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.8 points but he is out for this one, Troy Williams is averaging 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Thomas Bryant is averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Indiana is 15-0 at home and 11-3 in Big Ten play.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 21-6 this season and they have won two of their last three games and four of their last six. Purdue is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.5 points per game and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. A.J. Hammons leads the Boilermakers averaging 14.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Vince Edwards is averaging 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, Isaac Haas is averaging 10 points, and Caleb Swanigan is averaging 9.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. Purdue is 4-4 on the road and 9-5 in the Big Ten.
Indiana is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 9-24 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 9-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Purdue is 1-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big Ten. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
This one should be a war and while I see it being tight most of the way I see Indiana getting the win and covering in the end.