Purdue Boilermakers vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 1/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (+3.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (8-5) play the Purdue Boilermakers (8-5) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Thursday. Purdue opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 130.
Purdue will play this contest with a win-loss record of 8-5 so far this season. They are averaging 70.3 points per contest (225th in the nation) while hitting 45.2% from the field. The Boilermakers are connecting on 35.8% on shots from distance (106 of 296) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Purdue is pulling down 36.6 boards per game and has accumulated 207 dimes on the year, which ranks 20th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.4 times per game and as a group they commit 17.8 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Boilermakers are forcing their opponents into 11.7 turnovers every game while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. The Boilermakers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.5% (297 of 699) and they relinquish 29.8 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 328th in D-1 in allowing assists with 193 relinquished this season. They are relinquishing 32.1% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 88th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.2).
The Purdue Boilermakers faced off with the Michigan State Spartans and walked away with a win by a score of 55-54 in their last game. Purdue finished the contest having earned a 33.9% field goal percentage (19 of 56) and buried 3 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Boilermakers converted 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists in this contest in addition to having 2 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Purdue allowed 33.9% from the floor on 19 out of 56 shooting. Michigan State recorded 12 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Spartans totaled 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Michigan State finished the contest at 76.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 25 attempts. They buried 3 of 13 tries from beyond the arc.
Trevion Williams is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He ended up scoring 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes and pulled down 9 boards. Williams shot 64.3% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. One more player that came through in this contest for the Boilermakers was Eric Hunter. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also earned 4 assists. He finished shooting 14.3% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 1-of-7 (7 points). Overall, Hunter was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Indiana has a mark of 8-5 on the year. The Hoosiers have committed 16.6 fouls every game and they connect on 67.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per game (113th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per contest. Indiana has scored 947 pts for the year (72.8 per game) and they grab 35.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hoosiers are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 114th in the nation. The Hoosiers are ranked 96th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.6. They give up 11.2 dimes and 34.9 boards per game, ranking them 77th and 168th in those categories on the defensive end. The Indiana defense gives up 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc (91 of 283) and their opponents are connecting on 67.7% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the field (96th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers got the win with a final of 84-76 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hoosiers were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for this game. They also turned away 3 tries while getting 4 steals in this game. The Cornhuskers committed 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 60.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Indiana buried 9 of their 24 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Hoosiers walked away from this one shooting 30 for 65 from the field which had them sitting at 46.2%. The Hoosiers permitted the Cornhuskers to make 26 of their 57 attempts from the field which had them at 45.6% for the matchup. They shot 39.1% from beyond the arc by going 9 of 23 and finished the contest at 15 out of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). When talking about attacking the glass, Indiana permitted Nebraska to collect 29 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Rob Phinisee was important for the Hoosiers in this contest. He made 7 out of 15 in this game for a field goal rate of 46.7%, which gave him 18 points. Phinisee grabbed 5 rebounds in his 30 minutes played and had 4 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Indiana was Aljami Durham. He was able to score 17 points in his 38 minutes on the court via 6 out of 13 from the floor in the matchup. Durham ended the game having shot 46.2% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue (+3.5)
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