Indiana vs Purdue Bold Predictions and Betting Pick

Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The No. 17 Hoosiers fell to Michigan State, but still have won nine of their last dozen contests heading into a matchup with No. 5 Purdue tonight. Indiana hopes for a season sweep after beating the Boilermakers a few weeks ago.

I like the value on the Hoosiers to cover the spread and keep this game close. I’ll explain why below, but let’s first make sure you’re ready for a BIG win on this game thanks to Caesars Sportsbook’s awesome promo: bet insurance of up to $1,250!

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Indiana vs. Purdue Best Bet

This is a great get-right spot for the Hoosiers, who haven’t covered the spread in three straight games after covering in seven of nine. Purdue is stumbling a bit, losing three of its last five, and Indiana already has a victory over the Boilermakers this year.

While Zach Edey is a beast down low and should control the paint, Indiana has a huge advantage on the perimeter. The Hoosiers rank 16th nationally by shooting 38% from beyond the arc while Purdue is 206th (33.5%).

Even if Indiana has a poor shooting night, Trayce Jackson-Davis should steady the offense. He had 25 points in the first meeting and has scored 20 or more in five of his last six games.

Purdue is 331st in defensive turnover percentage (15.5%) and plays at one of the slowest paces in the country. That style of play makes it difficult to cover these large spreads. As a result, Purdue is just 5-8 against the spread in its last 13 contests as a home favorite.

Trust the Hoosiers to keep this one close and perhaps even steal another win.

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