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Purdue vs Iowa Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/9/23

Iowa Hawkeyes (15-8) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (22-2)
February 9, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -7.5 / Iowa Hawkeyes +7.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Purdue Boilermakers meet in college basketball action from the Mackey Arena on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Purdue is listed as a 7.5-point favorite with a ML price of -333. The total for this game is set at 149.5 points.


For Iowa, Josh Ogundele is out indefinitely with a knee injury while Purdue has a clean injury report coming into this game.

Matchup History

Iowa’s 75-66 win over Purdue back on March 13th, 2022, snapped Purdue’s two-game win streak in their head-to-head matchup.


Iowa is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games following three or more consecutive home games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Purdue is 4-12-3 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS loss and 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.


I’m leaning towards the over here. I wanted to side with Purdue, but we can’t forget that this is still an Iowa team that can score points in bunches, but Purdue has been piling it on themselves at home in recent outings. This is definitely going to be an entertaining matchup, but I think it ends up being an offensive showcase. Give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 149.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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