Purdue vs. Indiana Odds, Picks, Predictions: Will Boilermakers Finally Show Up on the Road?

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  • Updated odds list Indiana as a 2.5-point betting favorite over Purdue on Saturday afternoon at IU's Assembly Hall, with the total at 126.5.
  • The Boilermakers have been one of the worst road teams in college basketball this season, while Indiana has a few impressive home wins.
  • See our experts' betting picks for Indiana vs. Purdue below.

Purdue vs. Indiana Odds

  • Odds: Indiana -2.5
  • Total: 126.5
  • Time: 2 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Bloomington, Ind.

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Saturday’s in-state battle pits Purdue’s road struggles against its success at Indiana. This season, the Boilermakers are just 2-6 straight-up in true road games, with the fourth-worst record against-the-spread record in college basketball (1-6-1).

However, Purdue has won the last three games at Assembly Hall, with the Hoosiers last win coming in 2016.

Who has the edge on Saturday? Let’s break it down.

How Odds Moved for Indiana-Purdue

Betting action on this game has been completely one-sided, with Indiana getting 85% of bets as of 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The Hoosiers have moved from -1 to -3 as a result. — Steve Petrella

When Indiana Has the Ball

Indiana has struggled to shoot since a late-game collapse against Maryland two weeks ago. The Hoosiers may be in for some relief at home, as the Purdue defense is 12th in conference in 2-point defense.

Offensively, Indiana gets all of its points from 2-point shots and free throws. The last time Indiana faced a weak defense in the paint, the Hoosiers shot 65% from 2-point range and collected 48 rebounds against Nebraska.

Look for Indiana to pound the ball down low with Trayce Jackson-Davis, the athletic 6-foot-9 freshman who ranks top 50 in individual offensive efficiency and top 25 in free throw rate. — Collin Wilson

When Purdue Has the Ball

Purdue is riding high after consecutive victories in Big Ten play. The Boilermakers shot lights out against the two worst-rated defenses in the conference (Northwestern and Iowa).

The hot shooting may continue against an Indiana team that is 10th in the Big Ten in defensive efficiency.

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