Ohio State vs. Purdue - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Ohio State vs. Purdue - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Value City Arena)

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes

TV: FOX

The Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.

The Purdue Boilermakers need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 69 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Trevion Williams is averaging 11 points and 1.5 assists while Eric Hunter Jr. is averaging 10.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matt Haarms is dishing one assist and Jahaad Proctor is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Ohio State Buckeyes look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 73.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14 points and 9.6 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 11.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Young is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won three of their last four home games.

The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Purdue Boilermakers are just 2-6-1 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of 4.1 points and shoot 37.9 percent from the field. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-4 ATS at home where they win by an average of 18.8 points and shoot 49.3 percent from the field. Based on the home and road splits as well as the ATS trends, this is a game OSU should be able to cruise to victory. 

Randy’s Pick Ohio State Buckeyes -4.5

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