The Purdue Boilermakers enter Thursday’s game against the Iowa Hawkeyes looking to score another win at the expense of the host team. The Boilermakers defeated Iowa last December, but the Hawkeyes still managed to give Purdue a run for its money in that game. Check out our preview below of this Purdue-Iowa Big Ten college basketball matchup.
Betting Preview for the Purdue Boilermakers vs Iowa Hawkeyes NCAA College Basketball Game on January 27 2022
Where: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
When: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FS1
Betting on the Purdue Boilermakers (odds)
Record: 16-3 Overall/5-3 Conference
After suffering just their third loss of the season, the Boilermakers vented their frustrations on the Northwestern Wildcats, as Purdue defeated the Wildcats last Sunday, 80-60. Purdue’s efficient offense was too much for Northwestern. The Boilermakers, who are fourth in the nation with 84.7 points per game, posted a 62.7 effective field goal percentage in the win over Northwestern, on the strength of a 12/29 shooting from deep and a 10/13 performance from the foul line. In fact, Purdue is no. 1 in Division I in adjusted offensive efficiency (121.4) and fourth overall with a 40.1 3-point shooting percentage. The Boilermakers have already shown Iowa how capable their offense is during a 77-70 home win against the Hawkeyes back in December, during which Purdie shot 8/19 from behind the arc and hit 27 of 37 attempts from the free-throw line.
Purdue is 3-1 against the spread in its last four games overall.
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes (odds)
Record: 14-5 Overall/4-4 Conference
Iowa remains without a Quadrant 1 win, but the Hawkeyes are coming off a 68-51 win at home against the Penn State Nittany Lions last Saturday. That also means that Iowa has one more day of rest than Purdue before the rematch. Iowa crippled the Nittany Lions with a stingy defense that forced Penn State to commit 17 turnovers. That’s one of the things that the Hawkeyes are doing well this season. Iowa is no. 1 in Big Ten play with a 21.0 opponents’ turnover percentage. In the first meeting with Purdue, Iowa managed to cover a double-digit spread as an underdog mainly with the help of the Hawkeyes’ disruptive defense that saw the Boilermakers commit 17 turnovers. Keegan Murray and Patrick McCaffrey, Iowa’s top two scorers this season, combined for 27 points and nine rebounds in the loss to Purdue.
Iowa is 3-1 against the spread in its last four games overall.
Purdue wins, 78-75.
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