Hoosiers vs Purdue Betting Game Recap Feb 25

Purdue Boilermakers meet the Indiana Hoosiers

Past Games

The last decade has been tough for Hoosier fans when facing their intrastate rivals from West Lafayette, since not only has Purdue dominated the series, it has dominated the last 10 years as well. This Hoosiers vs Purdue game tips Saturday at 2 p.m. ET. 

Purdue (24-6, 13-6 Big 10) has won 12 out of the last 18 NCAAB matchups, including a nine-game winning streak snapped earlier this season in Bloomington. From the outside looking in, it seems that this rivalry means more to the team with fewer wins. 

In his first year as head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, alum Mike Woodson was able to knock off the Boilermakers in front of a sold-out crowd at Assembly Hall. Indiana currently holds the bragging rights in the series, but that is the least of concerns currently for No. 8 Purdue. 

Purdue’s Performance

Purdue has currently lost its last two games, three-point defeats at Michigan State and at Wisconsin. The Michigan State loss hurt because of recent Spartan struggles, Purdue missing out on the chance to win the Big Ten regular-season title (which went to the Badgers).

Not only do you have to worry about Purdue heading into the Big Ten tournament, but what happens if they fall early in the NCAA Tournament? Purdue’s skidding, and they have to figure out if they can stop the bleeding here. 

The issue for Purdue is that Jaden Ivey cannot do everything by himself. Ivey has scored 25, 16, and 22 points in his last three games. He’s not getting the production from other teammates. 

If Purdue wants to make a run to the Big Ten Championship and the NCAA’s, it needs to get everyone involved in the process. Often this team can get too involved around Zach Edey and Ivey. They need to use all available weapons.  

Hoosiers Expectations

The Hoosiers (18-11, 9-10) are a very interesting team this season. We know that Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson arrive game after game, but the guard play is very suspect. 

Rob Phinisee has been a big part of the Indiana offense the last few years, but he has taken a step back this year. As a freshman, Tamar Bates looks to have promise, averaging 4.3 points per game. Xavier Johnson leads all guards with over 11 points per game. 

Woodson will need to hit the transfer portal or the recruiting trail hard, especially at the point- guard position, and losing Jackson-Davis could (potentially) create another hole to fill.

Purdue is heavily favored heavily in this game. At Mackey Arena, where they play well, it is do-or-die time for the Boilermakers. We envision a spread of around eight points. It’s a number Purdue can cover, and it should. The best bet of the day here is the Purdue Boilermakers. 

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