Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/12/2014
Thursday, March 13, 2:25 PM on BTN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Purdue Boilermakers will play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament. Purdue will look to forget about the last time these two teams met up in which the Buckeyes took it to the Boilermakers by a score of 67-49. Lenzelle Smith Jr. led the way for the Buckeyes with 16 points, three rebounds and five assists. He had a stellar day from behind the arc as well going 4-for-7 on the night. LaQuinton Ross added 16 points, three rebounds and five assists in the winning effort.
Purdue jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the Buckeyes came back with a 10-0 run of their own. However, two of Ohio States big men got into foul trouble so they had to run a small lineup up against A.J. Hammons and the rest of the Boilermakers. By the end of the first, the Buckeyes were leading 31-25. In the second half, both teams went back and fourth for a while then Purdue went on a 9-2 run making the score 48-45. The Buckeyes were able to make the lead 56-45 with less than six minutes to go and they never looked back.
A.J. Hammons led the Boilermakers with 11 points, seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and three blocks. Kendall Stephens added 12 points and Rapheal Davis chipped in with 11 points and two rebounds.
Purdue is 4-6 ATS over their last 10 against Ohio State
The over is 6-4 in these 10 games
Purdue is 4-5-1 ATS over their last 10 games
Ohio State is 6-4 ATS over their last 10 games
Injuries to Watch
03/08/14 F Jay Simpson Illness out indefinitely
02/24/14 G Sterling Carter Ankle out for season
No injuries to report at this time
Ohio State is 6-4 against the spread over the last 10 head to head meetings with Purdue. Ohio State has run off three wins in a row ATS. However, the Buckeyes haven't covered in their last three games and are 6-4 over their last four games ATS.
Purdue is 4-5-1 ATS over their last 10 but have covered in three of four.
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