Following a brilliant start that earned a second in the nation ranking, Ohio State quickly crashed back to Earth. Big Ten Conference games have proven to be a challenge for every team in the league. To illuminate the B1G is the best Conference for College Basketball Bets. But after a tough January, the Buckeyes are getting off the mat. Counter to that is a Purdue team that was laying in the weeds for most of the 2019-20 season. Impressive wins over Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin show the Boilermakers can beat anybody. Both schools lead with stout defenses.
Purdue Boilermakers Vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
|Date and Time:||Saturday, February 15, 2020, Noon ET|
|Location:||Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio|
|Purdue vs. Ohio State TV Coverage:||FOX|
|Purdue vs. Ohio State College Basketball Bet odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Overview
Despite recent struggles, the Buckeyes have paid in three of their last four games. Ohio State has a sports betting record of 15-8 straight up, 13-10-0 vs. the line and 8-15 under the total. National metrics have OSU ranked 166th for scoring offense but 19th for points allowed.
Also perking up are the Boilermakers with three covers in four games. Purdue is 14-10 straight up, 11-12-1 against the spread and 11-13 under the total. Overall the Boilermakers rank 247th for scoring offense, but 10th for points allowed.
Consider both of these teams are on the bubble for the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. As a result, this game is of critical importance.
Key Boilermakers: F Trevion Williams (11.0 PTS, 7.3 REB, 1.5 AST, 55.3 FGPCT, 45.9 FTPCT, 40.0 3PPCT), G Eric Hunter Jr (10.4 PTS, 3.5 REB, 2.9 AST, 41.6 FGPCT, 77.3 FTPCT, 39.8 3PPCT), C Matt Haarms (9.6 PTS. 4.7 REB, 1.0 AST, 56.9 FGPCT, 63.3 FTPCT, 41.7 3PPCT)
Key Buckeyes: F Kaleb Wesson (14.0 PTS, 9.6 REB, 2.1 AST, 45.0 FGPCT, 72.9 FTPCT, 39.7 3PPCT), G Duane Washington Jr (10.9 PTS, 2.5 REB, 1.4 AST, 40.9 FGPCT, 78.9 FTPCT, 39.4 3PPCT), F Andre Wesson (8.8 PTS, 3.7 REB, 1.9 AST, 45.1 FGPCT, 81.1 FTPCT, 46.7 3PPCT)
Purdue and Ohio State Against the Spread
The Boilermakers are:
- 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 away games
- 3-7 under the total on the road
- 5-4-1 vs. the odds at Ohio State
- 6-3 over the total in their last nine away games with the Buckeyes
- 2-8 on the board in their last 10 tilts as a dog
- 4-5 under the total when getting points
The Buckeyes are:
- 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 home games
- 1-4 under the total when playing at Value City Arena
- 3-5 with the odds in their last eight games with Purdue
- 4-1 over the total against the Boilermakers
- 2-6 vs. the board in their last eight games as a favorite
- 2-6 under the total when laying points
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes College Basketball Bets Picks
As mentioned earlier Purdue has been a terrible value for College Basketball Bets on the road and as a dog. Ohio State has been a consistent moneymaker at Value City Arena. Further, the Buckeyes have returned to better form.
Purdue vs. Ohio State College Basketball Bet Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes
Purdue vs. Ohio State College Basketball Bets Score Prediction: Ohio State 76, Purdue 62