Purdue Boilermakers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Betting Prediction

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction 1/28/2024

The Purdue Boilermakers (18-2) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-8) on Sunday, January 28th. This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway and televised on FOX. Purdue is coming off a win in their previous game, while Rutgers is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Illinois. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Purdue Boilermakers Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Michigan by a score of 99-67, Purdue is now 18-2 on the season and has won four straight games. So far, they have been perfect at home, going 13-0, while their road record is 5-2.

As the favorite, Purdue has gone 17-2 this season, and they have been favored in 19 of their 20 games. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.0, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.

On the season, Purdue is 12-6-2 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-2-1. As the favorite, the Boilermakers have an ATS record of 11-6-2. In their last three road games, Purdue is 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Purdue games is 14-6. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games have averaged 157 points during that span.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite being the underdog, Rutgers has been solid at home this season, going 9-3. Over their last 10 home games, the Scarlet Knights have gone 8-2.

On the road, Rutgers has struggled, going 1-5 this season. They have lost four straight road games and have an average scoring margin of -11.0 points per game.

As the underdog, Rutgers has gone just 2-5 vs. the spread this season. At home, the Scarlet Knights have an ATS mark of 6-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Rutgers has an ATS record of 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Rutgers games is 6-12. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (137.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

Purdue Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Purdue’s offense looked good, scoring 99 points against Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.5% and made 17/26 free throws. The top scorer for the Boilermakers was Lance Jones with 24 points, while Zach Edey also added 16 to the scoreboard.

Zach Edey (C) 22.9 11.4 1.6
Lance Jones (G) 12.5 2.5 2.3
Braden Smith (G) 11.8 5.5 7.3

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Rutgers offense concluded with only 63 points against Illinois. Throughout the game, they made 3/14 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Leading the team in scoring is Aundre Hyatt, who is averaging 12.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Clifford Omoruyi also maintains a PPG average of 10.8 heading into game.

Aundre Hyatt (F) 12.2 5.4 1.4
Clifford Omoruyi (C) 10.8 9.3 0.6
Derek Simpson (G) 9.5 3.2 3.1

Purdue Team Defense

The Boilermakers’ defense is presently ranked 98th nationally, allowing an average of 69.2 points per contest. The Purdue defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Michigan to connect on 14 threes.

Rutgers Team Defense

Rutgers’ defense has been playing well, ranking 52nd nationally, with 66.5 points allowed per game. Against Illinois in their most recent game, the Rutgers defense gave up a total of 86 points while allowing Illinois to hit 50% of their shots.

Boilermakers vs Scarlet Knights Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Purdue has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 79 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Scarlet Knights have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 67 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Rutgers has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Boilermakers have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Boilermakers vs Scarlet Knights Prediction

The Scarlet Knights come in as the underdog at +9.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 141.5, and our model predicts the Boilermakers and Scarlet Knights to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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