NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Boilermakers underdogs vs Hoosiers at Purdue

Indiana HoosiersPurdue Boilermakers
Jan 30, 8:30 PM | Mackey Arena

Indiana Hoosiers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

18-2TEAM RECORD11-9

A key college battle sees the visiting Indiana Hoosiers travelling to Purdue Wednesday to take on the Boilermakers.

Supporters of the Hoosiers have watched them go 18-2 and 9-9 ATS on the year, while the Boilermakers are at 11-9 and 9-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 9-11, while the Hoosiers have a 7-8-1 mark.

View Indiana vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Purdue sat as 8-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 43-ranked Boilermakers and the No. 4-rated Hoosiers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 91-72 win for the Hoosiers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 208-ranked offense, averaging 66 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 50 at 60.4 PPG. The Boilermakers field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, less than the Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.

Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 238 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana was a 75-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Victor Oladipo scored 21 points leading the Hoosiers to a 75-70 victory over Michigan State at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Sunday.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled Iowa at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Terone Johnson scored 17 points leading the Boilermakers to a 65-62 victory over Iowa at Mackey Arena on Sunday.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan are 4-6
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Northwestern are 7-3
After playing Iowa are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Hoosiers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Indiana is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Purdue is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Michigan, Saturday, February 2
Purdue at Northwestern, Saturday, February 2

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