Indiana vs. Purdue Prediction & Odds
Number seventeen Indiana heads to West Lafayette to play #5 Purdue on FOX at 7:30 PM ET Saturday night. Can the Boilermakers cover the 7-point spread as home favorites?
Indiana is 19-9 on the year with their best wins coming over Purdue and Xavier. Their worst losses came against Iowa and Penn State. The Hoosiers are 13-14-1 against the spread this season.
Purdue is 24-4 this season with their best wins coming over Marquette and Gonzaga. Their worst losses came against Rutgers and Northwestern. The Boilermakers are 12-14-2 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
753 Indiana Hoosiers (+7) vs. 754 Purdue Boilermakers (-7); O/U 138.5
7:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 25, 2023
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
Indiana vs. Purdue Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Boilermakers in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 53% of public bets are on Purdue -7. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana guard Xavier Johnson remains out with a foot injury. Johnson was averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 assists per game in 25.1 minutes per contest for the Hoosiers this year.
Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis has been the second-best player (behind Purdue’s Zach Edey) in the Big Ten this season. Jackson-Davis is second in the Big Ten in scoring with 20.5 points per game and second in the conference in rebounding with 11.1 per game. Trayce Jackson-Davis actually leads the Big Ten in blocks with 2.9 per game. The latter number is impressive for a 6’9” forward.
Purdue Game Notes
Boilermakers guard Fletcher Loyer would like to get back on track. The freshman from Fort Wayne, IN is only putting up 8.6 points per game in Purdue’s last 5 contests. The Boilers have gone 2-3 in that span. They’ll need more from their guards to cover against Indiana Saturday.
Purdue’s Zach Edey is the best player in the Big Ten and one of the best players in the country. The 7’4” Toronto native is seventh in the country in scoring (22.1 points per game), tied for first in rebounding (12.7 boards per game), and ranks tenth in the nation in blocks (2.4 per game). The Boilermakers’ offense runs through Zach Edey and how he fares against Indiana will go a long way toward deciding this game.
Indiana vs. Purdue CBB Betting Trends
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Purdue is 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 games following an outright win.
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
Purdue is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
Indiana vs. Purdue CBB Prediction:
Since losing three games in a row in early January, the Indiana Hoosiers have been on a hot streak. Since the Hoosiers' 85-66 loss to Penn State on January 11th, Indiana has gone 9-3 with ranked wins over Wisconsin, Purdue, and Rutgers during that span.
Purdue has hit a rough patch of late. The Boilermakers have lost 3 of their last 5 games as their young guards have struggled to make plays when Zach Edey has been getting double-teamed. This is a game that Purdue has to have, but I think that may ultimately work against them. Indiana will be able to play free and loose on Saturday night, as they’ve already beaten the Boilermakers and have likely secured their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Purdue needs to keep winning if they want to secure a coveted #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. I think the Boilers feel the pressure and aren’t able to win this game convincingly. I’ll take the Hoosiers and the points on the road.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: INDIANA HOOSIERS +7