Rutgers vs. Purdue Odds, Predictions: PRO Pick for Friday’s Big Ten Battle

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Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images. Pictured: Zach Edey #15 of the Purdue Boilermakers

  • The college basketball conference tournament slate for Friday, March 10 gets underway with Rutgers taking on Purdue at noon ET.
  • Live college basketball odds show Purdue as a 6.5-point spread favorite against Rutgers with the over/under sitting at 127.5.
  • Below we break down the college basketball pick that sharps are making for Rutgers vs. Purdue on Friday afternoon.

College Basketball Odds: Rutgers vs. Purdue

Rutgers Odds+6.5
Purdue Odds-6.5
DateFriday, March 10
Time12 p.m. ET

*Odds as of Friday morning

The Purdue Boilermakers captured the Big Ten Conference's regular season title, however, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights were one of just two teams to beat Matt Painter's team on its home floor.

That alone makes Friday afternoon's Big Ten Conference quarterfinal matchup a very interesting one.

Purdue is a 6.5-point favorite against Rutgers based on the latest college basketball odds with 78% of spread tickets backing the Boilermakers.

Public bettors don't seem to care much about these teams' previous meeting this season, but what about the wiseguys?

The answer to that question might surprise you.

College Basketball Pick: Rutgers vs. Purdue

While Purdue is currently -6.5 across the market, it actually opened at -5.5 before pro bettors pounced on that number.