Ohio State vs Purdue Prediction NCAAB Picks 2/18

Ohio State vs Purdue Prediction NCAAB Picks 2/18

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Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an intense matchup as the No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers (23-2, 12-2 Big Ten) take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (14-11, 4-10 Big Ten) on February 18, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the historic Value City Arena, Columbus, OH. The game will be broadcasted on CBS.

 

Team Reviews

Purdue Boilermakers (23-2)

The Purdue Boilermakers come into the game with an outstanding 23-2 record and are riding a nine-game winning streak. Led by dominant center Z. Edey, who averages an impressive 23.3 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, Purdue boasts a formidable offense and defense.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs MINN: W84-76
  • vs IU: W79-59
  • @ WIS: W75-69
  • vs NU: W105-96 OT
  • @ RUTG: W68-60

Ohio State Buckeyes (14-11)

The Ohio State Buckeyes have had a challenging season with a 14-11 record and are currently struggling in conference play with a 4-10 record. Despite the efforts of standout player B. Thornton, Ohio State has faced difficulties in covering the spread, with a 4-9 ATS record in their last 13 games.

Last 5 Games:

  • @ WIS: L62-54
  • vs MD: W79-75 2OT
  • vs IU: L76-73
  • @ IOWA: L79-77
  • vs ILL: L87-75

 

Purdue vs Ohio State Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Purdue Boilermakers -8.5 (-115) o145.5 (-110) -400
Ohio State Buckeyes +8.5 (-105) u145.5 (-110) +320

 

Prediction

Expect Purdue to capitalize on their momentum and exploit Ohio State's struggles in recent games. With Purdue's dominant performances and Ohio State's difficulties in covering the spread, the smart pick here is Purdue -8.5.

Purdue's strong offense led by Z. Edey and efficient ball movement orchestrated by B. Smith are likely to overwhelm Ohio State's defense. Additionally, Purdue's solid defense should limit Ohio State's scoring opportunities, making it challenging for the Buckeyes to keep pace.

Considering Purdue's impressive record and recent form, coupled with Ohio State's ATS struggles, Purdue -8.5 appears to be a favorable pick for this matchup.

 

Pick: Purdue -8.5 (-115)

 

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