The top-ranked Purdue Boilermakers look to snap a three-game losing streak to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights when they meet in a key Big Ten matchup on Thursday night. Tip-off from Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, N.J., is set for 7 p.m. ET. Purdue is favored by 13.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 139.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows Purdue has four players averaging at least 12 points or more, led by sophomore guard Jaden Ivey. Ivey is averaging 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game, and is connecting on 52.3 percent of his field goals, including 40 percent from 3-point range. He poured in 19 points in the win over Iowa, and is averaging 18.5 points, four rebounds and two assists in his last two games. He has made at least two 3-pointers in four of the last five games, going 11 of 23 in that span.
The model also knows Rutgers senior forward Ron Harper Jr. has been a catalyst for the Scarlet Knights all season and is averaging a team-high 14.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He is also dishing out 2.4 assists and registering 1.1 steals. Harper has scored in double figures in seven of eight games, including a season-high 23 points in a 74-64 win over Clemson on Nov. 30. He has recorded four double-doubles. In four seasons at Rutgers, Harper has played in 97 games with 84 starts.
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