Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds and Free College Basketball Expert Picks


Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes
20-5 (4-0 V)
8:30 pm ET, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette
Purdue Boilermakers
Purdue Boilermakers
23-2 (14-0 H)
Big Ten Network
 
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds and Free College Basketball Expert Picks

It's a make-or-break week for the frontrunners in the race for the Big Ten regular season title.

Third-ranked Purdue hosts No. 14 Ohio State on Wednesday in the only meeting of the regular season.

The Buckeyes (20-5, 11-1 Big Ten) trail Purdue (23-2, 12-0) by one game in the conference standings with six games remaining. A win Wednesday would essentially force Purdue into a must-win situation Saturday at No. 4 Michigan State, which Ohio State defeated 80-64 on Jan. 7.

While still adhering to the "one game at a time" mindset, Purdue forward Vincent Edwards fully acknowledged the importance of the Boilermakers' next two games.

Michigan State edged Iowa 96-93 on Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and trails Purdue by 1 1/2 games.

The Boilermakers own the second-longest home win streak in the nation with 21 straight at Mackey Arena dating back to 2015, but will face arguably their toughest individual matchup of the season Wednesday in Ohio State forward Kieta Bates-Diop.

Bates-Diop, widely considered the top candidate for Big Ten Player of the Year honors, is the conference's leading scorer, averaging 20.2 points, and ranks third in rebounds at 8.9.

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann has his own matchups to worry about in preparing for Purdue, which holds the nation's longest active win streak, at 17 straight games.

The Boilermakers are the top scoring team in the conference, averaging 84 points, and rank third in scoring defense, allowing 64.2

In assessing the top teams in the conference headed into the final stretch of the regular season, Holtmann named the Boilermakers' perimeter shooting as their biggest differentiator from other teams in the conference.

 

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Ohio State Buckeyes +9½ (-115) +375 145 (-105)o
Purdue Boilermakers -9½ (-105) -550 145 (-115)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Purdue 82, Ohio State 70


 

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Ohio State Buckeyes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-5 15-3 5-2 12-11 7-9 5-2 77.40 66.20 11.20
Last 10 9-1 5-1 4-0 7-3 3-3 4-0 75.80 63.80 12.00
vs Conf 11-1 6-1 5-0 9-3 4-3 5-0 76.00 63.17 12.83

Purdue Boilermakers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 23-2 14-1 9-1 14-10 8-6 6-4 83.96 64.16 19.80
Last 10 10-0 5-0 5-0 4-6 2-3 2-3 79.10 64.10 15.00
vs Conf 12-0 6-0 6-0 5-7 2-4 3-3 78.75 65.42 13.33

Betting Odds Trends

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Ohio State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games
Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 9 games on the road
Ohio State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Purdue
Ohio State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State's last 12 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 6 games when playing Purdue
Ohio State is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Ohio State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue

Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Purdue's last 10 games
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games at home
Purdue is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Ohio State
Purdue is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Purdue's last 12 games when playing Ohio State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing Ohio State
Purdue is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Purdue is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing at home against Ohio State

Injuries

Ohio St Buckeyes

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Kam Williams G Out indefinitely - Suspension - 2/4/18 Williams has been suspended for an undetermined length of time due to violating team rules.

Purdue Boilermakers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/5/17 OSU 75 PUR 76 3/143 OSU/O
1/21/16 PUR 75 OSU 64 -12.5/135.5 OSU/O
3/1/15 OSU 65 PUR 61 -9/133.5 PUR/U
2/4/15 PUR 60 OSU 58 1.5/137.5 PUR/U
3/13/14 OSU 63 PUR 61 -9.5/132 PUR/U
2/8/14 OSU 67 PUR 49 -11/132.5 OSU/U
12/31/13 PUR 69 OSU 78 6/135.5 OSU/O
1/8/13 PUR 64 OSU 74 8/134.5 OSU/O
3/9/12 OSU 88 PUR 71 -7/137 OSU/O
2/7/12 OSU 87 PUR 84 -14/130.5 PUR/O

Ohio St.: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS OSU FG Opp FG Reb
2/4/18 ILL 75-67 (W) -13/144 LU 23/50 23/57 42-20
1/30/18 IND 71-56 (W) -10/139.5 WU 29/52 20/54 39-24
1/25/18 PSU 79-82 (L) -9.5/140 LO 28/50 28/48 22-21
1/22/18 NEB 64-59 (W) -11.5/139 LU 23/52 21/54 34-30
1/20/18 @MINN (N) 67-49 (W) -9/146 WU 27/66 18/47 40-32
1/17/18 @NW 71-65 (W) -3/138.5 WU 26/55 26/58 36-24
1/14/18 @RUTG 68-46 (W) -6/135.5 WU 27/58 17/59 40-29
1/11/18 MD 91-69 (W) -5/145 WO 32/57 22/60 31-34
1/7/18 MSU 80-64 (W) 6.5/145 WU 31/59 23/59 30-33
1/4/18 @IOWA 92-81 (W) -1.5/151.5 WO 35/66 29/68 37-37

Purdue: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS PUR FG Opp FG Reb
2/3/18 @RUTG 78-76 (W) -15.5/131 LO 23/51 31/64 20-35
1/31/18 MD 75-67 (W) -14/144 LU 26/58 24/53 31-30
1/28/18 @IND 74-67 (W) -8.5/144 LU 27/56 27/54 26-30
1/25/18 MICH 92-88 (W) -11/136 LO 31/50 35/58 18-21
1/20/18 @IOWA 87-64 (W) -11.5/152.5 WU 33/59 26/59 25-31
1/16/18 WIS 78-50 (W) -14/134 WU 30/58 17/48 23-30
1/13/18 @MINN 81-47 (W) -8.5/152 WU 29/61 17/59 40-26
1/9/18 @MICH 70-69 (W) -1.5/141.5 LU 27/57 26/58 29-34
1/6/18 NEB 74-62 (W) -20.5/148 LU 27/61 22/54 37-27
1/3/18 RUTG 82-51 (W) -19/138.5 WU 26/53 20/60 44-2

 

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