Rutgers vs. Purdue Prediction

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Will tonight’s Big Ten matchup between Rutgers and Purdue turn into a low-scoring affair for bettors at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Boilermakers are now 17.5-point home favorites versus the Scarlet Knights after the number hit the board at 19. As for the total, it opened at 134.5 but has been bet up to 135.5.

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RUTGERS KEY TRENDS: The Scarlet Knights have failed to cover in 15 of their last 21 road games and are just 17-40 against the number in their last 57 games versus Big Ten opponents. They have also failed to cover in nine of their last 11 games as an underdog of 13 points or greater and are just 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 games as a road underdog.

PURDUE KEY TRENDS: The Boilermakers have covered in four of their last four home games, are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus Big Ten opponents and are 12-3-1 against the number in their last 16 games as a home favorite. They’re also 20-8-2 at the betting window in their last 30 games overall.

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OUR PREDICTION: The under is 4-1 in Rutgers’ last five road games, is 4-1 in its last five games as a road underdog, and is 11-4 in the Scarlet Knights’ last 15 games overall. On the other side, the under is 5-2-1 in the Boilermakers’ last eight home games and is 33-16-2 in their last 51 games as a favorite of 13 or more points.




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