Planning on watching today's Boilermakers and Huskies game? Catch the action at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, as the Huskies hosts this showdown at 9:20 ET on TBS. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 145.5 points, and Connecticut is favored by -6 vs. Purdue.

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS VS CONNECTICUT HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Connecticut Huskies -6

This game will be played at State Farm Stadium at 9:20 ET on Monday, April 8th.

WHY BET THE CONNECTICUT HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Connecticut pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Boilermakers?

As they prepare for their 39th game of the season, Purdue boasts a record of 34-4. The Boilermakers have gone 9-3 on the road and 25-1 overall. Looking at Purdue's ATS performance, they have a record of 21-15-2 coming into today's game. In their last ten games this season, Purdue has gone 5-0 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 38 games, Purdue has an over/under record of 22-15-1, with their games averaging 151.8 points per game on average. The Boilermakers' last five games have finished with a combined 139 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

The Purdue offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. North Carolina State. Overall their field goal percentage was 40% while connecting on 10 threes. Zach Edey led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Lance Jones contributed 14 points for the Boilermakers.

So far, the Boilermakers' defense is ranked 87th in the country at 68.8 points per contest. The Purdue defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 50 points and allowed North Carolina State to connect on 10 threes.

Does Connecticut Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Connecticut, with a record of 36-3, heads into their 40th game of the season. In their first 39 games, they have gone 10-3 on the road and 26-0 at home. At the moment, Connecticut has a winning record against the spread at 26-12-1. In their last ten games, Connecticut has been particularly strong, going 5-0 ATS.

After 39 games, Connecticut has an over/under record of 17-22-0, with their games averaging a combined 145.1 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Huskies' games have averaged 139 points per game, along with an over/under record of 0-5.

Connecticut's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 86 points vs. Alabama. Overall, they hit 50% of their shots from the field and went 14/18 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Tristen Newton, who is averaging 15.2 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Cam Spencer also maintains a PPG average of 14.5 heading into game.

Connecticut's defense has been playing well, ranking 12th nationally, with 63.5 points allowed per game. Connecticut's three-point defense is currently 55th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.3% of their shots vs. Connecticut.