GAME: #605 Purdue vs #606 Ohio St.
TIME: 1/19/2021 – 6:30p EST
SPREAD: Ohio St -5
The Purdue Boilermakers (10-5, 5-3) have a BIG 10 battle against the #15 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3, 5-3) at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EST. Ohio State has moved up to No. 15 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Northwestern and Illinois last week. The Buckeyes beat Illinois on their own court by a score of 87-81. Purdue defeated Penn State on Sunday by a score of 80-72. These teams met on Dec. 16th at Purdue and the Boilermakers won by a score of 67-60.
The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 71 points per game on 45% field goal shooting adding 8.2 three-pointers per game on 35% three-point shooting as well as 9 offensive rebounds on offense. The Boilermakers are allowing 66 points per game on 41% field goal shooting while forcing 11.2 turnovers and adding 6.3 steals and 3.3 blocks per game on the defensive end.
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 77 points per game on 45% field-goal shooting along with 7.8 three-pointers on 34% three-point shooting per game and 9.4 offensive rebounds on offense. The Buckeyes are allowing 67 points per game on 41% field goal shooting while forcing 10.9 turnovers and adding 4.8 steals and 2.9 blocks per game on the defensive end.
- Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Over is 8-2 in Boilermakers last 10 games following an ATS win.
- Over is 4-1 in Boilermakers last 5 games following a straight-up win.
- Over is 7-2 in Boilermakers last 9 Tuesday games.
- The Buckeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Over is 5-1 in the Buckeyes last 6 games following an ATS win.
- Over is 4-1 in the Buckeyes last 5 games following a straight-up win.
HEAD TO HEAD
- The favorite is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
PURDUE vs OHIO STATE PREDICTION PICK
Ohio State is playing their best basketball of the season coming off big wins against Rutgers, Northwestern, and Illinois. The Buckeyes have been doing that without 2 of their Guards but they are also catching those 3 teams playing their worst basketball of the season. Purdue is also playing really well right now winning their last 3 games against Michigan St, Indiana, and Penn St which are 3 teams that are playing really well right now. Purdue knows how to shut down Ohio State’s perimeter shooting as they did on their home floor and the Boilermakers should be able to keep this game close if not win outright. The Bookie is rolling with the Purdue Boilermakers to cover the spread.
The Bookie: Purdue +5 / Under 137
Fade the Public: Purdue / Under
Sharp Action: Ohio St / Under