The fourth-ranked Purdue Boilermakers seek their fourth straight victory when they visit the Indiana Hoosiers for a Big Ten matchup on Thursday. Purdue (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) is coming off its seventh win in eight games, a 96-88 double-overtime triumph at Illinois on Monday. The Hoosiers (13-4, 4-3) have won six of their last eight contests after posting a 78-71 victory, also on Monday, at Nebraska.
Tipoff at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Purdue vs. Indiana odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 140.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model knows Purdue is led offensively by Jaden Ivey, who is one of four players on the squad averaging double digits in points with 16.4 per contest. The sophomore guard has recorded 10 or more points in 16 of his 17 outings this season. The Boilermakers have matched the best 17-game start under coach Matt Painter, who is in his 17th season with the program and needs one victory to tie Ward Lambert (371) for second place on Purdue's all-time list.
The model also knows Indiana has been perfect at home this season, winning all 11 of its contests. The Hoosiers have won six of their last eight games overall but have been held under 70 points in each of their last seven meetings with the Boilermakers. Indiana has been strong at the other end of the court this season, ranking first in the Big Ten in both field-goal percentage defense (36.5) and scoring defense (62.7).
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