Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Free Prediction 01/23/19

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The Purdue Boilermakers (12-6, 5-2 Big 10) will be at Value City Arena to challenge the Ohio State Buckeyes (12-5, 2-4 Big 10) in a Big 10 matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Buckeyes lost to the 19th-ranked Maryland Terrapins, 75-61, while the Boilermakers beat the 25th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers, 70-55.

Purdue played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.3 (worse than their season average of 13.4) and a free throw rate of 0.164 (below their season average of 0.195). For those same stats, Indiana put up marks of 19.2 and 0.137, respectively. Ohio State, meanwhile, forced Maryland into a turnover percentage of 27.5 (above their season average of 16.2). Ohio State rallied around C.J. Jackson, who contributed 15 points. Carsen Edwards had a good game for Purdue, recording 20 points and seven assists.

The Buckeyes won the lone game between these two teams last season, 64-63. Ohio State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (17.6 vs. 7.4). Purdue, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (15-19; 78.9 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams square off. Ohio State currently ranks 261st in possessions per game (68.2) and Purdue is 296th (67.2).

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Purdue, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Purdue ranks 17th in three pointers attempted per game (28.3) while Ohio State ranks 176th (21.5).
  • The Boilermakers are ninth in the NCAA with 4.7 steals allowed per game while the Buckeyes are 42nd with 5.5 steals allowed per game.
  • The Buckeyes rank 24th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Boilermakers rank 108th (12.7).
  • Purdue ranks 23rd in rebounds allowed per game (31.1) while Ohio State ranks 67th (33.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Buckeyes have been outscored by an average of 3.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Ohio State has defeated opponents by an average of 10.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Boilermakers have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (0.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (1.1 below their season average).