Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Boilermakers and Scarlet Knights. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on FOX, and it's hosted by the Scarlet Knights at Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! Purdue is favored by -10 in this Big Ten conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 141 points.

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS VS RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +10

This game will be played at Jersey Mike's Arena at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 28th.

WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
  • Not only will Rutgers pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Is It the Boilermakers Game to Lose on the Road?

After winning their last game against Michigan by a score of 99-67, Purdue is now 18-2 overall and has won four straight games. They are 7-2 in Big Ten play and have yet to lose at home, going 13-0 on the season.

On the road, the Boilermakers are 5-2 this year, and their average scoring margin is +6.0 points per game. So far, they have been favored in 19 of their 20 games, going 17-2 as the favorite. Right now, they are on a two-game road winning streak.

When looking at Purdue's overall ATS record this season, they have gone 12-6-2. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-2-1, and vs. the spread as the favorite, they are 11-6-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Boilermakers have gone 6-4. In their last 3 road games, they are 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Purdue is 14-6 and today's over/under line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 149.1. Currently, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Looking at their most recent games, the average scoring total in their last three games is 157 points and their over/under record over their last three games is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Purdue offense tallied 99 points in a matchup against Michigan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.5%, and they made 14 threes. Zach Edey is leading the team in scoring at 22.9 points per contest. Lance Jones has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.5 going into the game.

The Boilermakers' defense is presently ranked 103rd nationally, allowing an average of 69.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Purdue's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.2% this season.

Can the Scarlet Knights Hold Strong at Home?

As an underdog, Rutgers is 1-6 this season. At home, they are 9-3, and their average scoring margin is +8.2 points per game. In their last outing, the Scarlet Knights lost to Illinois by a score of 86-63.

Thus far, Rutgers has gone 10-8 overall and 2-5 in Big Ten games. They have won three straight games at home, and their record in their last 10 home contests is 8-2.

As the underdog this season, Rutgers has gone just 2-5 against the spread. However, their home ATS record for the year is currently 6-6. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights are 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Rutgers games is 6-12, and today's line of 141 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Rutgers offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. Illinois. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.7% while connecting on 3 threes. Coming into the game, the Scarlet Knights offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 29%. On average, they get up 20.7 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.2 made free-throws.

Rutgers' defense has been playing well, ranking 57th nationally, with 66.5 points allowed per game. Against Illinois in their most recent game, the Rutgers defense gave up a total of 86 points while allowing Illinois to hit 50% of their shots.