Iowa vs. Purdue Prediction
The Big Ten Conference Tournament comes down to Iowa and Purdue, who will meet in the title game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Indianapolis, IN. With the Boilermakers only laying two points in an even matchup, what’s the best bet when it comes to today’s game?
651 Iowa Hawkeyes (+2) vs. 652 Purdue Boilermakers (-2); o/u 148.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Iowa Hawkeyes DFS Snapshot
Keegan Murray posted 32 points (11-17 FG, 8-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals over 39 minutes during Saturday's 80-77 victory over Indiana. Murray shot 80 percent from beyond the arc Saturday and led the Hawkeyes in scoring, rebounds and blocks during the Big Ten Tournament semifinal to propel the team to the narrow victory over the Hoosiers. The sophomore has scored at least 26 points in each of his three appearances during the Big Ten Tournament, and he's averaged 28.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32.0 minutes per game during that time.
Purdue Boilermakers DFS Snapshot
Mason Gillis finished with 10 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and seven rebounds across 30 minutes during Saturday's 75-70 victory over Michigan State. Gillis was held to single-digit scoring totals in each of his last four appearances, but he shot 60 percent from the floor Saturday to help lead the Boilermakers to the Big Ten Tournament final. Across his 21 appearances since taking on a starting role, the sophomore has averaged 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Boilermakers are just 1-8-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, are 0-5-1 against the number in their last six games following an ATS loss and are 0-4-2 at the window in their last six games following a win. On the other side, the Hawkeyes are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a winning record and are 16-7-2 against the spread in their last 25 neutral site games.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES +2