The Indiana Hoosiers clash with the Purdue Boilermakers at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall this Tuesday evening. Both teams have a 4-2 Conference record, and both trail Wisconsin at the top of the Big Ten table. Here, we look ahead to the match in our latest NCAAB betting picks, bringing you the latest odds and also telling you the best bets to place on this top-of-the-table showdown.
- What; 2023/24 NCAA Men’s Basketball
- Who; Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers
- Where; Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
- When; Tuesday, January 16th 2024
- Tip-Off; 7 pm ET
This match-up sees third place hosting second place in this Big Ten showdown on Tuesday night. At the time of writing, the Wisconsin Badgers lead the Big Ten with a 5-0 record. The Boilermakers and the Hoosiers sit second and third, respectively. Both, with 4-2 records in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin takes on Penn State in Pennsylvania later tonight. A road trip win will see them open up a bit of a gap over whoever loses this fiercely contested rivalry between the Hoosiers and the Boilermakers.
Latest betting to win the Big Ten
The best NCAAB betting sites still have the Big Ten Conference battle down as a two-horse race. The betting favorite is still the Purdue Boilermakers. Purdue is -240 to top the table.
The Wisconsin Badgers lead the Conference with a 5-0 record. Last week, when 3-0, the Badgers were second favorites at +400. Now with a 5-0 record, Wisconsin is into +200 to top the Conference table.
Illinois is third in the betting at +2000. The Fighting Illini suffered a shock 76-67 defeat at home to Maryland on Sunday. The defeat saw their odds plummet from +1200 to +2000. MI State is +2200, with Ohio on +2500.
Betting to win the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
After getting back to winning ways with a 95-78 win over Penn State, the Purdue Boilermakers have reassumed the role of favorites to win the 2024 NCAA Championship with the best college basketball betting sites.
Just a few days ago, Arizona had taken up the top position with the top-rated sportsbooks. Now, it’s Purdue at +900. With Arizona down at +1100, alongside UConn. Kentucky is +1200, with Auburn now up at +1600 and the Tar Heels up at +1800.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Match Betting
Next up are the latest NCAAB betting lines for the fixture. There is no money line at the time of writing. On the handicap spread, the Hoosiers are receiving a 10-point advantage. To win with the spread, Indiana is -110. To win and cover the 10-point advantage, Purdue is -110.
The total points spread is 151.5. Over and under are both -110. More betting options are available on our college basketball odds table. For our odds, we only use the top-rated NCAA basketball betting sites.
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Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers; Latest Form
In the Big Ten this season, Indiana has a 4-2 record and sits in third position. Overall, in the 2023/24 campaign, the Hoosiers are 12-5, with a home record of 10-1. The home defeat came against the Kansas Jayhawks in mid-December. On that occasion, the Jayhawks came back from an 8-point halftime deficit (40-32) to win 75-71.
In the Hoosiers’ last match, they defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 74-62 at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
This might sound like a routine win, but it was a huge result following their 66-57 defeat at the hands of Rutgers last week. Another defeat against Minnesota would have undone a lot of the good work done by Mike Woodson’s team this season.
The Purdue Boilermakers sit second in the Big Ten with a Conference record of 4-2. Overall, they are 15-2 this season. On the road, Purdue is 1-2. They saw a seven-match winning streak snapped when they went down 88-72 away to Nebraska last week. They did bounce back with a Zach Edey (30 points) inspired 95-78 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.
The win over the Lions was at the Mackey Arena, where Purdue has been dominant this season (9-0). It’s on the road where the Boilermakers have struggled, and that is what may be giving Matt Painter sleepless nights ahead of this Big Ten clash.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Betting Picks
This is a hard one to call. Purdue has lost two of three on the road this season. So winning away and covering ten points sounds like a big ask.
But the Boilermakers are expected to win the NCAA Championship. They should be winning matches like this. A win will probably come for the Boilermakers in Bloomington tonight. But that doesn’t mean they will cover the spread.
In Indiana’s only home defeat this season, they only lost by four points to the Kansas Jayhawks. And that required a great comeback from Kansas to turn the match around.
The Boilermakers have looked a touch lethargic lately. Therefore, all things considered, we are going for the Indiana Hoosiers to win with the 10-point spread for our betting pick.
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