Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA Betting Prediction

Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Prediction 2/18/2024

The Purdue Boilermakers (23-2) travel to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes (14-11) on Sunday, February 18th. This game will be played at Value City Arena in Columbus and televised on CBS. Purdue is coming off a win in their previous game, while Ohio State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes

The Purdue Boilermakers Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their matchup with Ohio State, Purdue has been dominant on the road this season. They are 7-2 away from home, and their average scoring margin is +6.2 points per game. Over their last ten games on the road, the Boilermakers are 8-2.

Overall, Purdue is 23-2, and they have won nine straight games. In Big Ten play, they are 12-2, and their record in games where they are favored is 22-2. So far, they have been favored in 24 of their 25 games.

Overall this season, Purdue has an ATS record of 14-9-2. On the road, the Boilermakers are 5-3-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, Purdue is 13-9-2 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Boilermakers have gone 5-5 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Purdue games is 16-8-1. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 148 and today’s line of 145.5 is lower than that. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.

The Ohio State Buckeyes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Ohio State will be looking to snap their six-game losing streak on the road when they take on Purdue as 7.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Buckeyes have gone 11-4 at home compared to 3-7 on the road. In their last game, Ohio State lost to Wisconsin by a score of 62-54.

For the year, the Buckeyes have gone 14-11, including a 10-1 record in non-conference games. In Big Ten play, Ohio State has gone just 4-10. Over their last 10 games at home, the Buckeyes have gone 7-3, while their record over their last five games at home is 2-3.

As the underdog, Ohio State’s ATS record this season is 3-4. At home, the Buckeyes have gone 5-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Ohio State is 5-5 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Ohio State’s games this season (143.5). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Purdue Offense Breakdown

Purdue’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 84 points vs. Minnesota. Overall, they hit 47.5% of their shots from the field and went 19/32 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Boilermakers have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 41st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 35th in percentage and 74th in three-pointers made.

Zach Edey (C) 23.3 11.8 1.8
Braden Smith (G) 12.8 5.7 7.2
Lance Jones (G) 12.8 2.8 2.4

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Ohio State offense tallied 54 points in a matchup against Wisconsin. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.1%, and they made 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Buckeyes have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 228th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 215th in percentage and 220th in three-pointers made.

Bruce Thornton (G) 15.8 3.3 4.2
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 14.2 4.4 3.2
Jamison Battle (F) 13.7 5.2 1.0

Purdue Team Defense

At this time, the Boilermakers’ defense is positioned 114th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. So far, the Purdue defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11 times per game (493rd).

Ohio State Team Defense

Currently, the Buckeyes’ defense holds the 110th rank in the nation, allowing 69.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Wisconsin, the Badgers finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 62 points vs. Ohio State.

Boilermakers vs Buckeyes Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Purdue has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 75 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Although Ohio State has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 69 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Buckeyes have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Purdue has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 9-1 straight up.

Boilermakers vs Buckeyes Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +7.5, the Buckeyes is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Boilermakers and Buckeyes to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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