The Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the No. 3-seeded Purdue Boilermakers in a Big Ten clash on Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes are 11-15 for the season and have no chance of making it to the conference tournament.
The Boilermakers are 23-4 for the season and sit atop their conference standings.
Ohio State vs Purdue (Big Ten) Betting Odds
|Ohio State Buckeyes||+575||+12.5 (-105)||Over 139 (-110)|
|Purdue Boilermakers||-850||-12.5 (-115)||Under 139 (-110)|
Ohio State vs Purdue Match Details
Fixture: Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers
Date and Time: Sunday, February 19 at 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Mackey Arena, Indiana
Ohio State vs Purdue Key Stats
The Buckeyes are on a seven-game losing streak and things do not look pretty as they will travel to play the No.3 seeds. They haven’t been able to cover the spread in any of those contests and have hit a major slump this season. In their most recent loss to the Hawkeyes, Sean McNeil scored 20 points, Brice Sensabaugh scored 16 points as rest of the unit struggled to make an impact.
Ohio State is averaging 73.7 ppg on 45.9% shooting while giving up 68.7 points on 42.4% shooting. They are shooting 36.2% from the three-point line and 72.8% from the charity stripe. The Buckeyes are restricting their opponents to 31.3% from downtown and have mainatined a healthy +4.1 rebound differential.
The Boilermakers are 2-3 in their last five games and have covered the spread in two of those contests. In their most recent loss to the Maryland Terrapins, Braden Smith and Zach Edy scored 18 points each with Edy grabbing eight rebounds as the rest of the unit faltered in the offensive department. Purdue will hope to stay in the top-3 till March Madness.
Purdue is averaging 73.2 ppg on 46.3% shooting while giving up 61.9 points on 41.3% shooting. They are shooting 75.7% from the charity stripe and are restricting their opponents to just 30.3% shooting from beyond the arc. The Boilermakers boast of a mighty +11.9 rebound differential this season which has helped them dominate at the glass on either end of the field.
Purdue vs Ohio State (Big Ten) Betting Prediction
The Boilermakers will look to make easy work of the Buckeyes today. Especially after losing their last game, Purdue will be lookingto bounce at home today. Ohio State do not possess a stellar defense which can stop the potent Purdue offense and will be shorthanded in grabbing rebounds as well.
The Boilermakers will play the game at high tempo and cover the spread in this one. The Buckeyes are bound to increase their losing streak after this one. Take the home team to cover the spread in this one.
Pick: Purdue Boilermakers -12.5 (-115)