Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes 1/5/23 – College Basketball Pick & Prediction




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College basketball top 25 action is set to take place on 1/5/23 and it will feature Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes. The game is set to take place at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The game starts at 7:00 PM EST and should be on FS1.

Purdue is taking to the road to play in this game here against the 24th ranked Ohio State team. This season the top ranked Boilermakers are sitting on a 13-1 record, but the loss was against Rutgers in their last game and was a 65-64 loss. The last 5 games have seen Purdue post a 4-1 record.

Boilermakers Offense

The offense for Purdue has ended up getting a total of 76.3 points per game while nailing down 45.5% of the shots. Purdue has managed to get a 181 offensive rebounds on the year. Passing for Purdue is not that bad with 15.4 assists per game. Zach Eddy is the leader for the Boilermakers offense with 70 offensive boards on the year, but also has a total of 21.7 points per game. Braden Smith has managed to get 3.6 assists per game on the year. From the charity stripe Purdue is 248/331. Behind the three point line Purdue has ended up getting 98/321 shots to fall.

Boilermakers Defense

Defensively he Boilermakers have allowed a total of only 60.9 points per game. Purdue has managed to get 4.5 blocks per game while picking up 4.7 steals per game. As a team Purdue has pulled down 396 defensive rebounds. The leader in the rebounding overall for Purdue is Zach Eddy who has 104 defensive boards, but averages a combined rebounding total of 13.4 boards per game. Braden Smith has managed to get a total of 1.3 steals per game. The Boilermakers have seen Zach Eddy get a total of 2.2 blocks per game.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are heading here with a 10-3 record overall and are ranked 24th in the nation. The Buckeyes have already played 2 games in the Big Ten and have picked up a win in both of the games. The last game for the Ohio State team was a 73-57 win over Northwestern University and in their last 5 games the Buckeyes have ended up posting a 4-1 record.

Buckeyes Offense

The offense for Ohio State has managed to get a total of 81 points per game while shooting at a clip of 49.2% at the time. Ohio State has ended up getting 14.5 assists per game. The offensive rebounding for the Buckeyes is coming in with a total of 164 boards. The leader for the Buckeyes in rebounding department offensively is Zed Key with 44 offensive boards. Brice Sensabaugh has been the leader for Ohio State with 15.9 points per game. The passing leader is Bruce Thornton with 3.5 assists per game. The charity stripe for the Buckeyes has not been that good landing only 168/230 shots. From the three point line the Buckeyes are 99/264.

Buckeyes Defense

Defensively Ohio State has been playing decent, like Purdue, but has allowed only 64.5 points per game. The Buckeyes are getting 4.2 blocks and 4.8 steals per game on the year so far. The defense for Ohio State has pulled down 368 rebounds total, but the leader for the Buckeyes is Zed Key as well with 65 boards on the defensive glass. The leader for rebounding is Key who has ended up getting 8.4 boards per game, but the steal leader is Justice Sueing with only 0.8 steals per game. The blocks leader for the Buckeyes is Zed Key who has managed to get a total of 1.3 blocks per game.

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes Odds: Boilermakers +1.5, Buckeyes -1.5

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes Moneyline: Boilermakers , Buckeyes

Over/Under Odds: 142.5

Purdue Boilermakers at Ohio State Buckeyes Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -1.5, Under 142.5

Odds from Betonline.ag 

Ohio State is coming in as the favorite in the game here and that could be a little bit of a shocker. However, if you look at the last game against the Scarlet Knights the Boilermakers were sloppy and did not do good at all. The Purdue team is playing on the road here as well, which will not help the Boilermakers out at all. Look for the Boilermakers to have issues in getting their offense kickstarted again as the Buckeyes do have a swarming defense and should be able to keep the Boilermakers off balance in this game here. That makes it easier for me to see the Buckeyes winning this game and covering the spread, but with both of these defenses playing great the total will go under.

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