Ohio State at Purdue: 1/30/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Purdue Boilermakers (17-3) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (13-4)
Game Info: Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -9 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Purdue Boilermakers face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Mackey Arena. When these two teams faced off in March of 2021 it was Ohio State that won 87-78.
Ohio State comes into this game with a 13-4 record overall and they have gone 8-9 against the spread. The Buckeyes have won three games in a row and in the last game against Minnesota the defense gave up only 64 points. Ohio State is averaging 75.1 points while their defense is giving up 67.2 points per game. EJ Liddell has been the top player for Ohio State averaging 19.6 points while shooting 52.1 percent from the field and 41 percent from behind the three point line. If Ohio State wants to get the job done in this game, Liddell is going to need to have a big game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Purdue Boilermakers who sit with a 17-3 record overall and they have gone 11-9 against the spread. In the last game against Iowa, Purdue put up 83 points and that led to the 10 point victory. Purdue is averaging 84.7 points while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Jaden Ivey has been the top player for Purdue averaging 16.6 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from behind the three point line. Look for Purdue to push the pace and try to make the game a shootout.
Purdue is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played on Sunday. Purdue is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. The over is 5-1 in Purdue’s last six games following a straight up win. The over is 4-1 in Purdue’s last five games played on Sunday.
I expect EJ Liddell is going to have a big game, and that is going to be the difference for Ohio State as they keep this game close. It might not be the prettiest game, but Ohio State will find a way to cover the spread. Back Ohio State against the spread.
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