Ohio State vs Purdue Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/11/23
Purdue Boilermakers (27-5) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (16-18)
Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Saturday in the Big Ten Tournament in a college basketball showdown at the United Center. When these two teams faced off on February 19th it was Purdue that secured the 82-55 victory.
Purdue Betting Preview
Purdue sits with a 27-5 record overall and although they were tested on Friday they were still able to knock off Rutgers 70-65. Purdue scored 41 points in the second half and that was enough to come away with the victory. Mason Gillis had a strong game finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds. Purdue is averaging 73.1 points while their defense is giving up 62.6 points per game. Zach Edey’s has been the top player for Purdue averaging 21.9 points while shooting 61.1 percent from the field There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
Ohio State Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Ohio State who sits with a 16-18 record overall but they are only two wins away from making the NCAA Tournament. On Friday the defense was elite giving up only 58 points to Michigan State and that was enough to secure the 10 point victory. Ohio State was led by Bruce Thorton who finished with 21 points. Brice Sensabaugh missed Friday’s game for a knee injury and it’s unclear if he’s goin ot be able to go in this game. Sensabaugh is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from the field.
Shane’s Free Pick
The run for Ohio State this week has been impressive, but it’s going to end here. The Buckeyes don’t have anyone to slow down Zach Edey and that is going to be the difference here for Purdue. Look for the Boilermakers to go over 70 points and that will be the difference as Purdue gets the job done. Back Purdue against the spread.
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