Top 10 College Basketball Battles

There is a pair of Top 10 matchups on the college basketball betting schedule the next two days, starting off with a Big Ten battle tonight between No. 4 Purdue and No. 9 Ohio State.

The Boilermakers are rolling right now, having won seven-straight. They haven’t been quite as good ATS during their winning streak with a 4-3 mark ATS. Last time out they whipped Iowa 63-40 as a 19.5-point favorite. JaJuan Johnson unloaded 21 points and 10 rebounds on the Hawkeyes and E’Twaun Moore added 11 points in the rout.

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Ohio State is also on a nice streak with six wins in a row. Like Purdue they’ve also been a disappointment ATS with a 3-3 record ATS during their streak. They last took to the court on Sunday and throttled Illinois 72-53 as a 2-point favorite. Jon Diebler killed the Fighting Illini from three-point range with 18 points, all coming on threes. Evan Turner nearly recorded a triple-double in the blowout with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

The Buckeyes and Boilermakers last clashed on Jan. 12 at Purdue when Ohio State won 70-66 as a 9.5-point underdog. Turner poured in 32 points and added nine rebounds for Ohio State, while Robbie Hummel had a big game for Purdue in the loss with 35 points and 10 rebounds. The Buckeyes have dominated this series at home with 10-straight home wins versus the Boilermakers. They’re also an impressive 8-1-1 ATS in those games. Tonight the Buckeyes are a small 3-point favorite at Bovada.

College basketball odds – Big East showdown

The other Top 10 matchup coming up is tomorrow night when No. 5 Syracuse Orange visits No. 10 Georgetown, with both teams coming off an upset loss.

The Orange had their 11-game winning streak snapped last time out after falling to Louisville 66-60 as a 7.5-point chalk. Leading scorer Wesley Johnson, as usual, led the Orange with 14 points, but it came on a miserable 5-of-20 shooting.

The Hoyas took on Rutgers as an 11-point favorite on Sunday, but were shocked in a 71-68 loss. Greg Monroe had a solid showing for the Hoyas in the loss with 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists, while Austin Freeman chipped in with 17 points in a losing effort.

The Orange and the Hoyas last collided on Jan. 25 and Syracuse rolled to a 73-56 win as 5.5-point home favorites. Kris Joseph and Andy Rautins led the Orange with 15 points apiece and Freeman had a game-high 23 points for the Hoyas. Syracuse has won two in a row versus the Hoyas and over their last 10 matchups they are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS.

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