It will be a battle between Big 10 opponents when the Purdue Boilermakers (14-14, 7-10 Big 10) welcome the Indiana Hoosiers (18-9, 8-8 Big 10) to Mackey Arena. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Indiana Hoosiers at Purdue Boilermakers Betting Prediction
The last time the Hoosiers played, they beat the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions, 68-60. The Hoosiers forced 15 turnovers and had a free throw rate of 0.315 (above their season average of 0.283). Indiana was led by Trayce Jackson-Davis, who had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Boilermakers lost to the Michigan Wolverines in their last matchup, 71-63. Michigan’s 3.8 turnover percentage was the team’s largest strength over Purdue, who had a mark of 14.9. The Wolverines’ mark was better than their season average of 14.3. Purdue’s Trevion Williams had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-21 shooting.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. Jackson-Davis led both teams with 16 points in the first matchup, in which the Hoosiers lost 74-62. The Boilermakers had a better free throw rate (0.308 vs. 0.216) and had a better turnover percentage (16.1 vs. 19.7).
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the nation’s top rebounding teams clash. The Boilermakers are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 18th in offensive rebounding percentage at 34.8 percent. Meanwhile, Indiana ranks 46th in the nation at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.5 percent.
Indiana vs. Purdue Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Under
Purdue ranks 165th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while Indiana ranks 296th (16.6).
The Hoosiers rank 40th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Boilermakers rank 141st in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
Purdue ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Indiana ranks 113th (6.3).
The Hoosiers are 32nd in the nation with 31.6 rebounds allowed per game while the Boilermakers are 54th with 32.5 rebounds allowed per game.
Indiana averages 13.0 assists per game, which ranks 150th in the nation. Purdue ranks 170th in assists allowed per game (13.2).
The Hoosiers have been outscored by an average of 0.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Indiana has defeated opponents by an average of 5.0 points.
During their last five games, the Boilermakers have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (2.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (9.0 above their season average).