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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Visit Purdue Boilermakers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Rutgers when they take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Purdue Boilermakers were listed as -19.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 6-5 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Purdue Boilermakers are 11-4 ATS. Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-6 on betting the total; Purdue Boilermakers are 11-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 3 (Purdue) and the No. 79 (Rutgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Purdue's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 87.2 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 6 at 59.53 PPG. The Boilermakers field goal percentage has averaged 50.73% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Corey Sanders scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 60-58 to Hartford at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Thursday).

The battle between the Boilermakers and Bison didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Lipscomb was handed a 98-66 defeat on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Rutgers is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Purdue's last 12 games
  • Purdue is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Wisconsin, Friday, January 5th
Purdue at Nebraska, Saturday, January 6th