Free CBB Hoops Pick: Buckeyes vs Boilermakers Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Ohio St. Buckeyes taking on the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday January 21st at the Mackey Arena, in West Lafayette, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Ohio St. Buckeyes 12-7 (1-3 V)vs. Purdue Boilermakers 16-3 (11-1 H)
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Purdue -12
CBB Betting Total: 136.5
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A pair of 4-2 teams in the Big 10 go at it Thursday night with major conference implications on the line.
The Big 10 is an absolute log jam as the #11 team in the nation sits at 3-3 with the top team in Indiana sitting at 6-0.
This matchup will certainly hold major implications as far as seeding goes come Big 10 tournament time.
The Buckeyes have dropped 2 of their last 3 games, which both losses have come in absolute blow out fashion. The Buckeyes dropped road games to Indiana and Maryland by 25 and 35 points respectively.
Mixed in between there was a home win against lowly Rutgers in a game where Ohio State needed a huge 2nd half.
This game holds major implications for the Buckeyes as with how crowded the Big 10 is, a couple straight losses or a couple straight wins can really move you multiple spots up or down. Ohio State has 3 very winnable games against Purdue here and then Penn State and Illinois coming up before Maryland again.
This is also an important stretch as Ohio State will finish the season off with Michigan State twice mixed in with Iowa in between.
Purdue is making themselves a strong case for an at large bid come tourney time, but that they have the talent to really do some damage in the Big 10.
The Boilermakers find themselves back in the Top 25 sitting at #22 and will look to separate themselves from the middle pack and stick with the top pack in the standings. Purdue trails by just 2 games of first place Indiana, but has Iowa and Maryland also ahead of them.
With a win here, they can shake loose Ohio State and grab the tie breaker with them and even create some distance between them and both Michigan schools.
Purdue has won 3 of their last 4 and have dominated at home this season. Purdue is 11-1 SU and their lone loss came to a top team in the nation in Iowa.
Purdue has been sound defensively at home as they’ve allowed under 60 points per contest.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Buckeyes are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Buckeyes are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Buckeyes are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games.
- Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Boilermakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Free CBB Prediction:
This is such an important game for both teams in terms of grabbing the tiebreaker head to head and keeping up with the top tier of teams.
With how good Purdue has been at home this season and how successful they’ve been on the defensive end, combined with Ohio State’s lack of production away from home, Purdue certainly has a major edge here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 136.5
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Purdue 75- Ohio State 64
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