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Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Ohio State BuckeyesPurdue Boilermakers
Jan 8, 9:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

11-3TEAM RECORD7-7

Mackey Arena will host Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Purdue battles the Buckeyes, currently sitting with a 11-3 mark (7-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-8 for the Boilermakers and 5-5-1 for the Buckeyes.

View Ohio State vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Boilermakers in this one found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Buckeyes was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Boilermakers at No. 45 and the Buckeyes at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 84-70 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 197-ranked offense, averaging 66.8 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 25 at 57.7 PPG. The Boilermakers field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 242 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State lost its last outing, a 74-55 result against Illinois on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Ohio State got 24 points from Deshaun Thomas but lost anyway, 74-55, to Illinois on Saturday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Last time out for Purdue, they were an 84-61 loser as they battled Michigan State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. The Boilermakers were hammered by Michigan State on Saturday, losing by an 84-61 final at Breslin Center in college basketball betting action.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-2
Before playing Michigan are 8-2
After playing Illinois are 7-3
After a loss are 10-0

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Penn State are 6-4
After playing Michigan State are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Buckeyes at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing Ohio State
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Purdue is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Ohio State home to Michigan, Sunday, January 13
Purdue home to Penn State, Sunday, January 13