The Purdue Boilermakers and the Indiana Hoosiers are on a collision course, with these teams locking horns this coming Thursday in Bloomington. This is a must-watch Big Ten matchup that features two of the best centers in the nation today. Check out our preview below of this Purdue-Indiana college basketball showdown.
Betting Preview for the Purdue Boilermaker vs Indiana Hoosiers NCAA College Basketball Game on January 20 2022
Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington
When: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1
Betting on the Purdue Boilermaker (-3.5)
Record: 15-2 Overall/4-2 Conference
Purdue pulled off a huge win Monday, as the Boilermakers outlasted the Illinois Fighting Illini on the road, 96-88. Sasha Stefanovic came through for the Boilermakers, as the guard led the way for his team with 22 points, while Zach Edey had 20 points and eight rebounds. The 7-4 Edey held his own and more against Kofi Cockburn, and he should continue to be a dependable presence in the middle for Purdue, which is the no. 1 team in the nation in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency. The Boilermakers are scoring 124.3 points per 100 possessions and fourth overall with 85.6 points per game. They shoot the ball well from almost anywhere on the floor, hence their 59.0 effective field goal percentage, second-best in Division I basketball.
Purdue is 2-0 against the spread in its last two games.
Betting on the Indiana Hoosiers (+3.5)
Record: 13-4 Overall/4-3 Conference Conference
Indiana bounced back from its 83-74 road loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Jan. 13 by defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena Monday, 78-71. Big man Trayce Jackson-Davis paced the Hoosiers with a monster effort, putting up 23 points with 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double performance in a row. Jackson-Davis is going to be extra busy this Thursday with a matchup against Purdue’s Edey. On the season, Jackson-Davis is averaging 19.3 points per game on 60.6 percent shooting from the floor. With him as the anchor of the Hoosiers’ defense, Jackson-Davis and company will look to slow down Purdue’s attack. Indiana is 12th in the nation in adjusted defensive efficiency (109.0) and fourth in opponents’ effective field goal percentage (42.4%).
Indiana, which is averaging 74.9 points per outing, is 9-1 against the spread in its last 10 home games.
Purdue wins, 74-72.
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