Big Ten Basketball: Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers

Big Ten Basketball: Ohio State Buckeyes at Purdue Boilermakers

Two of the top Big Ten teams will get together on Wednesday in a huge conference clash. The Purdue Boilermakers will host the Ohio State Buckeyes. Purdue comes into the game on a 19 game winning streak. The Boilermakers are 23-2 overall and are ranked third in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 poll. Purdue leads the Big Ten with their 12-0 conference mark.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are in second place in the Big Ten standings, just ahead of Michigan State. The Buckeyes are 11-1 in conference play, and 20-5 overall. Ohio State is coming off a home win over Illinois on Sunday. The Purdue Boilermakers are -9.5 over the Ohio State Buckeyes in Big Ten Basketball on Wednesday. 

Boilermakers Red Hot

Matt Painter and his Purdue Boilermakers started the season 4-3 after losing back to back games to Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Since the loss to the Hilltoppers, they have won 19 straight games.  The latest win for Purdue was on the road at Rutgers, where they won by 2. In fact, the last four wins for Purdue have come by single digits. The Boilermakers are doing much of their damage with the ability to score. Purdue is scoring 84 points per game, dishing out 18 assists per game.

The top scorer for Purdue this season has been Carsen Edwards. Edwards is scoring 16.6 points per game. Vincent Edwards is second on the team, adding 15.5 per game, and big man Isaac Haas is averaging 14.5 points per game nearly 5 rebounds per game. The Boilermakers are in search of their third Final Four appearance in school history.

Ohio State Looking to Keep it Up

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been one of the biggest surprises in all of College Basketball this season. The Buckeyes took non conference losses to Gonzaga, Butler, Clemson and North Carolina. Ohio State during Big Ten play has just one loss and that came at home to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

The Buckeyes are led in scoring by Keita Bates-Diop. The former Illinois High School prep star is scoring 20.2 points per game, and ripping down nearly 9 rebounds per game. Jae’Sean Tate is scoring 12.8 points per game, along with C.J. Jackson. The Buckeyes are scoring 77.5 points per game, and allowing just over 66 per game.

Purdue Looks to Keep Edge at Home

This should be a great basketball game. These two teams have been the top two teams in the league all during Big Ten play. Michigan State feels they could be a team that could take down the conference title as well. The home court of Purdue is going to be quite an advantage in this game. Purdue with their big men should be able to get the ball in the paint. Ohio State will want to make it a faster tempo game and get the ball up and down the court. When you are betting this game – take the Purdue Boilermakers -9.5 over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday. Bet the Purdue Boilermakers -5.5 over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday.

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