Hoosiers vs. Boilermakers Prediction
The Indiana Hoosiers are in the midst of a rough stretch with three consecutive losses going into today's battle at the in-state rival Purdue Boilermakers. Can 25th-ranked Indiana flip the script and end its skid?
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Mackey Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Boilermakers are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 143.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Indiana. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hoosiers embarrassed by Cornhuskers
Indiana lost for a third straight game Monday night at home by a count of 66-51 to Nebraska as it fell to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers trailed 31-22 at halftime and were unable to bounce back. Indiana shot 19-of-52 from the field, 2-of-14 on 3-point attempts and 11-of-19 at the free throw line. Romeo Langford led IU with 18 points on 5-of-14 shooting including 8-of-11 at the free throw line. Juwan Morgan added 17 points, eight boards and three blocked shots.
Boilermakers crush Scarlet Knights
Purdue raced to an 89-54 home win Tuesday night over Rutgers to improve to 11-6 on the season and 4-2 in conference action. The Boilermakers led 40-30 at halftime and dominated the second half. Purdue shot 32-of-64 from the floor, 14-of-28 on 3-point tries and 11-of-16 on free throws. Carsen Edwards paced the Boilermakers with 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 5-of-10 on 3-point attempts plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also had six assists, five rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Trevion Williams tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. Sasha Stefanovic recorded 14 points and two assists as a reserve. Ryan Cline added 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hoosiers are 6-2 ATS in its last eight Saturday games. Indiana is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games versus the Big Ten.
The Boilermakers are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games. Purdue is 4-14-1 ATS in its last 19 Saturday games.
Sure, the Boilermakers are playing much better than their counterparts right now but rivalry games have a way of tightening the competition. I like Indiana here as the dogs who aren't playing very well currently and know it needs to put in a solid performance. While Purdue is outstanding offensively, the strength of the Hoosiers lies in its defense while also having a couple offensive players who can heat up in any moment. Go with the dogs here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +7