Ohio State vs. Purdue - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio State vs. Purdue - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers (16-15) at Ohio State Buckeyes (21-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -2 -- Over/Under: 128.5

TV: BTN

The Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Thursday in the college basketball Big Ten Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Purdue Boilermakers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 68.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Trevion Williams is averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 assists while Eric Hunter Jr. is averaging 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Sasha Stefanovic is dishing 1.7 assists and Jahaad Proctor is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last six non-home games. 

The Ohio State Buckeyes look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 72.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14 points and 9.3 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 11.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Wesson is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have split their last six non-home games. 

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The Ohio State Buckeyes cruised to a 16-point victory in the only meeting this season, and they've been the more consistent team overall. OSU is winning its last five games by an average of 7.8 points, and the Buckeyes are 19-12 against the spread on the season. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting just 37.6 percent from the field in their last five games, and they're a rough 13-16-2 against the spread on the season and 4-9-2 against the spread in non-home games. The Purdue Boilermakers have the ability to break out of their funk, but the lack of consistent offense scares me and the Buckeyes have been solid for the most part. I'll lay the bucket.

Randy’s Pick Ohio State Buckeyes -2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.