Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, Thursday, NCAA Basketball Betting, Odds, Picks and Prediction

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12-3 January 5, 7:00 PM | Value City Arena 10-4

When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 5, 2017
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Team Spread Money Line Total
Purdue Boilermakers -3.5 -110  -160 143 -110
Ohio State Buckeyes +3.5 -110  +140 143 -110

The fans at Value City Arena will be treated to a game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Ohio State Buckeyes when they take their seats on Thursday.

ABOUT PURDUE (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten): Powerful 6-9, 250-pound sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan is being mentioned as a candidate for the Naismith Award, averaging a team best 18.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game, which ranks second nationally. He had 28 points and 22 rebounds in the loss to Minnesota, a remarkable fourth game this season that he finished with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. Three other Boilermakers are averaging in double figures: 7-2 junior center Isaac Haas (13.9 points), 6-8 junior forward Vince Edwards (12.1) and freshman guard Carsen Edwards (10.7).

ABOUT OHIO STATE (10-4, 0-1): The Buckeyes have six players averaging between 9.7 and 13.9 points, led by 6-4 junior forward Jae’Sean Tate, who is also second in rebounding (6.9). Trevor Thompson, a 6-11 junior center, is averaging 10.4 points and a team-best 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game and will need to have a big game defensively against Purdue’s big front line of Haas, Swanigan and Edwards. Guards JaQuan Lyle (11.9 points), Marc Loving (11.6) and Kam Williams (10.8) also are averaging in double digits with Lyle also leading the team in assists (5.7) and steals (1.2).

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Boilermakers listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Buckeyes, while the game’s total is sitting at 136 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Purdue will try to bounce back from a rare home loss when it travels to Ohio State on Thursday night. The 20th-ranked Boilermakers, who are 25-3 at Mackey Arena over the last two seasons, come in off a surprising 91-82 overtime loss to visiting Minnesota on New Year’s Day after opening Big Ten play four days earlier with a 89-67 home rout of Iowa.

The loss to the Golden Gophers snapped a league-best nine-game home winning streak in conference play for the Boilermakers, who blew a seven-point second half lead. Now they travel to play an Ohio State team that dropped its Big Ten opener at Illinois (75-70) on Sunday but has dominated Purdue in Columbus. The Boilermakers have won just once in 14 trips to Value City Arena and has lost four in a row there with the lone victory coming in 2010. “OSU is very athletic,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show. “Lots of talents and interchangeable parts. To win the Big Ten, you need to win games on the road.”

Last time out for Ohio State, they were a 75-70 loser as they battled Fighting Illini on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a -1-point favorite.

In their last action, Purdue was a 91-82 loser at home against Golden Gophers. They failed to cover the -13.5-point spread as favorites.

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Team record: 12-3 SU,8-4 ATS
Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Purdue is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue’s last 6 games on the road

Ohio State:
Team record: 10-4 SU,4-8 ATS
Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Purdue home to Wisconsin Sunday, January 8
Ohio State at Minnesota Sunday, January 8

1. Swanigan is tied with Louisiana forward Bryce Washington for the NCAA lead in double-doubles with 12.

2. Purdue ranks second in the nation with an average of 20.3 assists per game.

3. Ohio State is 11-1 in Big Ten home openers under coach Thad Matta.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Ohio State Buckeyes will cover the spread at +3.5 and the game will go over 143 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Ohio State 74, Purdue 71 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

84.5 PTS FOR 74.6
65.4 PTS AGNST 63.9
19.1 DIFF. 10.7
29.2 DEF REBOUNDS 29.2
11.1 OFF REBOUNDS 10.4
49.0 FG% 48.1
72.9 FT% 66.6
9.7 3 POINTERS 6.1
5.1 STEALS 5.5
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue’s last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Purdue is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Ohio State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games when playing Purdue
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Purdue
Purdue’s Overall Scoring vs Ohio State’s Overall Defense 84.5 20 63.9 34
Purdue’s Away Scoring vs Ohio State’s Home Defense 82.0 15 62.6 74
Purdue’s Road Rebounds vs Ohio State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 36.7 105 34.3 178
Ohio State’s Overall Scoring vs Purdue’s Overall Defense 74.6 164 65.4 53
Ohio State’s Home Scoring vs Purdue’s Road Defense 76.0 223 66.3 37
Ohio State’s Home Rebounds vs Purdue’s Road Rebounds Allowed 40.8 79 30.7 19
PURDU 49.0 40.0 9.0
OHIOS 48.1 38.3 9.8
PURDU 11.1 29.2 40.3
OHIOS 10.4 29.2 39.6
PURDU 20.3 13.6 1.5
OHIOS 15.3 13.5 1.1

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