For fans looking to find a March Madness play-in game its available on Thursday night. To be exact Indiana and Purdue are on the bubble with no margin for error. Further, the Boilermakers and Hoosiers are arch-rivals. All of which means that this Big Ten matchup offers many College Basketball betting factors to consider. Both teams have been wildly inconsistent. Most important of all they are in the red on the college hoops board this year. Coaches Archie Miller of Indiana and Matt Painter of Purdue face the wrath of fans if they miss the big dance.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers
|Date and Time:||Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana|
|Indiana vs. Purdue TV Coverage:||FS1|
|College Basketball Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Indiana Hoosiers Overview
Late on the Hoosiers have covered three of their last four sportsbook matchups. Indiana is now 18-9 straight up, 13-14 against the spread and 13-14 under the total. To illuminate IU has national rankings of 138th for scoring offense and 123rd for points allowed. Sunday’s 68-60 home win and payout over Penn State was the biggest of the year.
By contrast, the Boilermakers have covered only two of their last eight games. Purdue is 14-14 straight up, 11-15-2 vs. the line and 14-14 on totals. Overall national metrics have the Boilers ranked 264th for scoring offense and 26th for points allowed. Four consecutive straight up losses have possibly burst Purdue’s March Madness bubble. Certainly, they can’t afford another loss.
Key Boilermakers: F Trevion Williams (11.4 PTS, 7.7 REB, 1.5 AST, 53.1 FGPCT, 45.3 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT), G Eric Hunter Jr (10.0 PTS, 3.1 REB, 2.7 AST, 41.3 FGPCT, 76.6 FTPCT, 37.7 3PPCT), G Jahaad Proctor (9.4 PTS, 2.1 REB, 1.8 AST, 40.5 FGPCT, 80.0 FTPCT, 32.9 3PPCT)
Key Hoosiers: F Trayce Jackson Davis (14.1 PTS, 8.1 REB, 1.3 AST, 58.3 FGPCT, 69.7 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), F Justin Smith (10.7 PTS, 5.4 REB, 0.9 AST, 49.8 FGPCT, 65.3 FTPCT, 27.3 3PPCT), Devonte Green (10.6 PTS, 2.7 REB, 2.1 AST, 37.9 FGPCT, 71.9 FTPCT, 38.4 3PPCT)
Purdue and Indiana Against the Spread
The Hoosiers are:
- 2-6 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 2-5 under the total on the road
- 2-4-1 vs. the line in their last seven games at Purdue
- 4-1 over the total on the road against the Boilermakers
- 3-5 on the board as a dog
- 2-8 under the total when getting points
The Boilermakers are:
- 14-6 against the spread in their last 20 games at Mackey Arena
- 6-2 over the total in-home court action
- 7-2-1 vs. the odds in their last 10 games with the Hoosiers
- 3-5 under the total head to head vs. Indiana
- 4-5 on the board in their last nine games as a favorite
- 6-1 over the total as a chalk
Purdue Boilermakers Vs. Indiana Hoosiers College Basketball Betting Picks
On this occasion, we get the attractive combination of two hated arch-rivals playing for the highest of stakes. As mentioned earlier Purdue has been a strong College Basketball betting value at home and against the Hoosiers. Accordingly, home court should be the decisive factor in this one.
Indiana vs. Purdue College Basketball Betting Pick: Purdue Boilermakers
Indiana vs. Purdue College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Purdue 69, Indiana 64