Rutgers vs. Purdue Pick
Can No. 13 Purdue roll to a massive win over Rutgers when the two teams meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is favored heavily at home, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -20 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 140.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Rutgers has lost two straight coming into this game. The Knights are now 10-5 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten and 5-2 against the spread. They have covered in their last three lined games. Rutgers is scoring 70.2 points per game while allowing 61.1 per contest. The Knights are led by Corey Sanders, who is averaging 13.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest. Deshawn Freeman is adding 11.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Purdue has won nine straight games entering tonight’s contest. The Boilermakers are 13-2 on the season, 2-0 in the Big Ten and 10-4 against the spread. Purdue has covered in seven of its last nine. The Boilermakers are averaging 87.2 points per game on offense while allowing 64.2 per contest. Carsen Edwards is leading Purdue with 17.7 points per game while Vincent Edwards is adding 13.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.
Purdue has won four straight meetings with Rutgers, covering the spread in three of the four games. The Scarlet Knights are on a nice run at the betting window, however their lone road appearance this year was a mess. They gave up 89 points and were held to 67. That’s not likely going to be a recipe for success against a Purdue team averaging 91 points per game at home. The public betting is with Rutgers slightly, but I am taking Purdue.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE -20