Indiana hosts Purdue in Big Ten action
No. 22 Indiana looks to maintain its perfect record at home tonight when it hosts No. 17 Purdue at 8:30PM ET on ESPN.
According to oddsmakers at RealBets, Indiana is the slight favorite at home tonight, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -4.5 points against Purdue. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 147 points.
Indiana (21-6, 11-3 Big Ten) is clinging on to a share of the Big Ten lead, but the Hoosiers are just 4-3 in their last seven, though all three losses came on the road. Indiana is a perfect 15-0 at home this season, going 11-4 against the spread in those games. Today the Hoosiers host Purdue (21-6, 9-5 Big Ten). The Boilermakers have also lost three of their last seven games, with all three losses also coming on the road. Purdue is just 4-4 in road games this season, going 3-5 against the spread in those games.
Surprisingly, Indiana has struggled with Purdue in recent meetings. The Boilermakers have won and covered in three straight in this series, though the two have yet to meet this season. Indiana has been very tough to deal with at home though, as the Hoosiers are averaging 89.9 points per game on their home floor and allowing just 64.7 points per contest. Purdue is scoring nearly 7 points less per game on the road, averaging only 70.8 per game away from home.