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Ohio State vs. Purdue - 1/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Purdue at Ohio State
Date & Time Wednesday January 23, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Value City Arena
Columbus, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Ohio State +2.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.

The Purdue Boilermakers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 78.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 24.6 points and 3.4 assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 12.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Boudreaux is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Matt Haarms is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost four of their last five road games.

The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win here to snap a rough four-game losing streak. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 75 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 15.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while C.J. Jackson is averaging 13.1 points and 3.8 assists. Duane Washington Jr. is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Luther Muhammad is dishing 2.1 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Boilermakers are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buckeyes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Boilermakers last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 13-6-1 in Buckeyes last 20 vs. Big Ten.

The Purdue Boilermakers are playing their best basketball of the season right now, which includes outscoring teams by 10.4 points in their last five games. However, Purdue hasn't had the same success on the road where it's shooting just 38.6 percent from the field and losing by an average of 7.6 points. The Ohio State Buckeyes obviously aren't playing well on either side during this four-game losing streak, but they've been really tough at home and win by an average of 13.2 points. If OSU is going to save its season and get a resume building win, it's here. Throw in Purdue's struggles on the road, and the free bucket has some value.

Pick:
Ohio State +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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