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Purdue Boilermakers visit Ohio State Buckeyes in college basketball clash

Purdue BoilermakersOhio State Buckeyes
14-9February 08, 2014, 06:00 | Value City Arena18-5

The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to cover the spread at Value City Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Purdue Boilermakers in NCAA basketball action.

The Boilermakers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Buckeyes are 11-11 ATS. Purdue is 9-11 on the totals; Ohio State is 9-13.

View Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.

The Boilermakers were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 44-rated Buckeyes and the No. 153-ranked Boilermakers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Purdue was a 77-74 winner at home against Minnesota. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites. A.J. Hammons scored 20 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Purdue on Wednesday, leading the Boilermakers to a 77-74 victory over Minnesota at Mackey Arena.

Last time out for Ohio State, they were a 76-69 winner as they battled Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Buckeyes grabbed a 76-69 win over the Hawkeyes on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Aaron Craft at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boilermakers rank No. 15 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.04 per game. That compares with Ohio State’s No. 167 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio State is college basketball's No. 96-ranked team at 6.61 per game, while the Boilermakers rate No. 173 with 5.61 per game.

A few Boilermakers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Purdue is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Purdue is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Ohio State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 6 games
Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Purdue home to Indiana, Saturday, February 15th
Ohio State at Michigan, Tuesday, February 11th