- Indiana is a 3.5-point home favorite over Purdue on Wednesday night in Big Ten play
- Purdue has won seven consecutive games in the series and 10 of the last 11
- Odds, lines and spreads for Purdue-Indiana can be found below along with game analysis
One of the fiercest rivalries in the Big Ten is set to take place as Purdue visits Indiana at 7pm ET Wednesday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
Purdue enters the in-state matchup with an 8-5 overall record and 3-3 mark in the Big Ten. However, the Boilermakers are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games.
Indiana is also 8-5 and 3-3 after winning three of its last four game. The Hoosiers, who are favored Wednesday, are on a three-game ATS winning streak.
Purdue vs Indiana Odds
|Purdue||+136||+3.5 (-118)||Over 130.5 (-114)|
|Indiana||-162||-3.5 (-104)||Under 130.5 (-106)|
Odds taken Jan. 13 from FanDuel
Momentum for Purdue
Purdue is coming of a quality road win, rallying to beat then-#23 Michigan State 55-54 last Friday night as a six-point underdog. The Boilermakers had lost their previous two games.
Trevion Williams made the game-winning basket on a short jumper with 4.5 seconds remaining.
PURDUE STEALS ONE IN EAST LANSING! 😮
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) January 9, 2021
Those were the last of the junior forward’s 26 points as he made 9-of-14 shots from floor, including 8-for-12 at the foul line and grabbed nine rebounds.
Williams scored 22 points in the second half when Purdue rallied from a 31-15 halftime deficit. The Boilermakers also played strong defense down the stretch as Michigan State made just two of its last 13 shots from the floor.
Purdue held the Spartans to 39% shooting overall.
Williams is averaging 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, both team-leading figures. Junior guards Sasha Stefanovic (10.7) and Eric Hunter Jr. (10.3) are also scoring in double digits.
Next Level Top 80 Alum Trevion Williams @twill___ had a huge performance for Purdue in a come-from-behind W over Michigan State with 26pts + 9rebs
The talented junior displayed good footwork, a great jump-hook over the left shoulder + nice touch.
Averaging 15pts, 9.5reb, 2.4ast pic.twitter.com/KiA4Q7Ea8B
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) January 9, 2021
The offense clearly flows through Williams as he is fifth in the nation with 34.8% of possessions and 15th with 35% of shots taken. He is also eight in offensive rebounding percentage (16.9) and 18th in defensive rebounding percentage (29.9).
Stefanovic has a 65.7 effective field goal percentage and 68.4 true shooting percentage.
Purdue will be playing its fourth consecutive Big Ten because of the pandemic-interrupted schedule, the first time it has done that since 1960.
Trayce The Terrific
Expectations were high for Indiana sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis following a strong freshman season and he is living up to his billing.
KenPom.com ranks Jackson-Davis as the second-best player in the nation after Iowa’s Luka Garza. Jackson-Davis is averaging 20.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots a game.
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) June 8, 2019
Jackson-Davis has 30.1% of Indiana’s possessions, a 6.4 block percentage and is drawing 7.2 fouls per 40 in minutes.
His jumper with 3:52 to go broke a 71-71 tie and helped lift Indiana to an 84-76 victory at Nebraska on Sunday as a six-point favorite. Jackson-Davis had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Junior guard Rob Phinisee led the Hoosiers with 18 points and senior guard Aljami Durham added 17. Durham is third on the team in scoring with an 11.1 average after sophomore guard Armaan Franklin (12.7).
— Indiana On BTN (@IndianaOnBTN) January 24, 2020
Franklin has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle. His status for Purdue will be a game-time decision, according to coach Archie Miller.
Indiana is 14th in the nation in KenPom’s defensive efficiency.
Purdue Owns In-State Battle
This rivalry has been one-sided lately with Purdue winning seven straight games over Indiana and 10 of the last 11.
The Boilermakers swept two games last season, winning 74-62 in Bloomington as a three-point underdog and 57-49 as a 6.5-point favorite.
Jackson-Davis had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a losing effort in the first meeting. In the rematch, Williams finished with 19 points and eight rebounds for Purdue and Hunter had 17 points and seven rebounds.
This game features two of the best big men in the Big Ten in Williams and Jackson-Davis. However, the backcourt scoring of Stefanovic and Hunter could make the difference as Purdue plays Indiana tough yet again.
Pick: Purdue +3.5 (-110)
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