Purdue vs. Indiana Prediction
No. 4 Purdue is only laying 3.5 points to host Indiana on Thursday night when the Big Ten teams clash on FS1 from Bloomington, IN. Will the Boilermakers cover that number or is there a stronger play on the board?
743 Purdue Boilermakers (-3.5) at 744 Indiana Hoosiers (+3.5); o/u 143.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Purdue Boilermakers DFS Snapshot
Zach Edey logged 20 points (9-14 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal across 27 minutes during Monday's 96-88 double-overtime win over Illinois. Edey has been back in the starting lineup for the last three games following four consecutive appearances off the bench. While he was limited in his first game back in the starting five, he's now scored 20-plus points in each of his last two appearances while shooting 69.2 percent from the floor. The sophomore is averaging just 17.8 minutes per game this year but has made the most of his opportunities with 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Indiana Hoosiers DFS Snapshot
Parker Stewart contributed 11 points (4-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and three assists across 26 minutes before fouling out of Thursday's 83-74 loss to Iowa. Stewart didn't see excessive shot volume in Thursday's matchup, but he shot 40 percent from beyond the arc to score in double figures for a second straight game. He's started each of the four games since the start of the calendar year and has averaged 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per contest across that span.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The home team is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams, while the Hoosiers are a perfect 8-0 against the number in their last eight home games and 10-3 at the betting window in their last 13 games as a home underdog. On the other side, the Boilermakers are 1-4 against the number in their last five games as a favorite, are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games as a road favorite.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +3.5