The Big Ten Semifinals are here, and the day gets started with an interesting matchup. The Ohio State Buckeyes are on a big run and they will look to take down another big seed as they battle the top seeded Purdue Boilermakers. Below is our pick for Ohio State vs Purdue in this Big Ten Tournament Semifinal clash.
Ohio State vs Purdue Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Purdue -7|
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This game will be played at United Center at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
Why Bet on Purdue:
✅ Purdue is 4-1 in their last five games coming into this semifinal clash.
✅ The Boilermakers won both matchups, one blowout and one close, this season.
✅ Ohio State is playing their fourth game in as many days and the gas tank has to be close to empty at this point.
Ohio State Buckeyes – Keep the Good Times Rolling
Ohio State’s magical run continued Friday afternoon as the Buckeyes knocked off the fourth seeded Michigan State Spartans. The Buckeyes were impressive throughout their 68-58 victory as they have now won three games in three days to reach the semifinals.
The Buckeyes rank as the 58th best team in the nation and are an ugly 4-12 in Quad One games this season. Ohio State’s downfall started when they hosted these Boilermakers and were beaten 71-69.
Ohio State will have to win the Big Ten Tournament if they want to go dancing.
Purdue Boilermakers – Big Ten’s Best
Purdue got their Big Ten Tournament started in the quarterfinals and earned a hard fought 70-65 victory. The Scarlet Knights led early and fought late, but the Boilermakers were too much for Rutgers in the end.
The Boilermakers rank out as the fifth best team in the country and the best team, by a large margin, in the Big Ten.
Joe Lunardi has Purdue as the second seed in the South region as of Friday night.