Indiana Hoosiers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+7.5)
The Purdue Boilermakers (17-8) host the Indiana Hoosiers (12-13) at Mackey Arena on Saturday. Indiana opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 133.
Indiana steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 12-13 so far this season. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Indiana is grabbing 35.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 349 assists on the year, which has them ranked 60th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Hoosiers are hitting 33.6% on shots from distance (151 of 449) and 66.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.0 pts per game (189th in the nation) while connecting on 43.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Hoosiers are forcing 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. The Hoosiers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.5% (608 of 1,431) and they surrender 35.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 203rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 290 surrendered on the campaign. They are surrendering 33.9% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 167th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (69.8).
The Indiana Hoosiers played the Michigan State Spartans and ended up losing by a score of 64-58 in their last game. Indiana ended the game having earned a 32.7% field goal percentage (18 out of 55) and buried 2 of 20 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Hoosiers converted 20 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 69.0%. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 36 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists in the matchup while creating 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning defending, Indiana allowed 37.7% from the floor on 20 out of 53 shooting. Michigan State recorded 11 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Moreover, Michigan State had 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 10 blocks. Michigan State finished the game shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 20 of 30 shots. They also converted 4 out of their 17 tries from beyond the arc.
Rob Phinisee is one guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He left the arena with 16 points on 6 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Phinisee finished the game at 37.5% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Hoosiers was Trayce Jackson-Davis. He totaled 7 rebounds in his 27 minutes played. He finished the contest at 20.0% from the field for the game by hitting 1-of-5 (9 points). When the time ran out, Jackson-Davis had 1 assist.
Purdue has a record of 17-8 on the year. The Boilermakers are committing 17.6 fouls per game and they hit 71.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (103rd in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per contest. Purdue has scored 1,775 points on the season (71.0 per game) and they collect 37.7 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Boilermakers are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks them 124th in the country. The Boilermakers on the defensive side of the court are 63rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 65.8. They concede 13.9 assists and 31.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 252nd and 34th in D-1. The Purdue defense surrenders 31.7% on 3-pointers (203 of 641) and their opposition makes 66.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 11.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (75th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Purdue Boilermakers got the victory with a final of 73-69 when they played the Wisconsin Badgers. The Boilermakers collected 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Badgers committed 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Boilermakers to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.9%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Purdue knocked down 5 of their 14 attempts (35.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Boilermakers finished the game shooting 24 for 50 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. The Boilermakers allowed the Badgers to make 23 of 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.4% in the game. They went 24.1% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 out of 29 and finished the game at 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). When discussing rebounds, Purdue permitted Wisconsin to get 25 in all (9 offensive).
Jaden Ivey was important for the Boilermakers in the game. He made 4 out of 9 in the game for a rate of 44.4%, and had 3 rebounds. Ivey totaled 18 points in his 31 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Purdue was Trevion Williams. He finished this one with 1 assist in 22 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 4 of 8 from the floor. Williams walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field as well as totaling 9 points and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+7.5)
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