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Ohio State vs Purdue Prediction, Preview, Stream, Odds, & Picks

Boilermakers Hunting for Second Win over Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are having a terrible second half of the season and are up against a dangerous No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers team. Purdue has issues of its own, with three losses in its previous four games, but has a golden opportunity to get back in the win column.

Let’s check the latest college basketball news, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Ohio State vs Purdue. We’ve got plenty of NCAA basketball picks for you to consider.

Guard Isaac Likekele #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes goes to the basket
Matthew Holst/Getty Images/AFP - Guard Isaac Likekele #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes goes to the basket

Ohio State on 0-7 Slide

The Buckeyes were trending toward a winning season until about the new year. They went from 10-3 to 10-8 in five games and had just one win in their previous 14. Ohio State may have the size to compete in this particular matchup.

The Buckeyes’ forwards Brice Sensabaugh, Zed Key, and Justice Sueing are a powerful trio with size, speed, and skill. Ohio State is a force on the glass and earns a ton of second-chance points as a result. Ohio State will need a lot of defense from the three if they hope to slow down the big men on Purdue.

Purdue Faltering Down the Stretch

The Purdue Boilermakers entered February as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation with a 22-1 overall record. But Purdue didn’t last long at the top and are 1-3 in their previous four games with losses to No. 21 Indiana and unranked Northwestern and Maryland. The Boilermakers went 1-3 against the spread and are fading fast over the regular season’s final weeks.

Purdue’s stat sheet is dominated by Zach Edey, with averages of 22 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. He is a potential player of the year winner and, at 7-foot-4, has NBA scouts drooling. While having the best player in the nation is a great help, I feel like the rest of the team is not up to snuff. Should anything happen to Edey, Purdue will go from a top-ranked squad to a March Madness bubble team.

Ohio State vs Purdue Injuries

Ohio State vs Purdue Head-to-Head

Purdue has won back-to-back games in this series, including a 71-69 win in early January. The Over/Under is 3-0 in those games, and Ohio State went 2-1 ATS.

Ohio State vs Purdue Game Information

  • Game: Ohio State (11-15, 3-12 Big Ten) vs Purdue (23-4, 12-4)
  • Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
  • Day/Time: Sunday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. ET
  • Ohio State vs Purdue Live Stream: TBS

Ohio State vs Purdue Betting Lines

Ohio State vs Purdue Picks & Prediction

I avoid betting on teams when they are so reliant on a single player, like Purdue leans on Edey. But he and the rest of this team are healthy, and Ohio State is playing like hot garbage. There is some value on the over, but I’m going to side with Purdue to blow the Buckeyes out of the arena.

The Purdue Boilermakers are listed at -830 in our Vegas NCAAB lines. If you wager $100 on the Boilermakers, you can win $12. The Ohio State Buckeyes are +570, offering a chance to win $570 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Boilermakers an 89.25% chance to win, with the Buckeyes at 14.93%.

Ohio State vs Purdue Edge

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Ohio State vs Purdue Game Summary

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