#3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Preview
The Iowa Hawkeyes have posted six consecutive post season appearances with head coach Fran McCaffery but are in serious danger of seeing that streak snap this spring. Iowa has struggled as a Best Online Sportsbook betting commodity due to poor defense and the lack of a big time scorer. Purdue head coach Matt Painter was on the hot seat not that long ago but now he is primed to lead the Boilermakers to a potentially big March Madness run. Iowa hosts Purdue on Saturday.
The Purdue Boilermakers are the current co-leaders of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue is 18-2 straight up and 13-6 against the spread. Purdue has a Big Ten mark of 7-0. Purdue has a Best Online Sportsbook record of 3-1 against the spread on the road. The Boilers have gone under the total in three out of four away games. Purdue totally destroyed Wisconsin in their last game for an easy 78-50 home payout. The Boilers have six payouts in their last eight games. Purdue has gone under the total in five straight games. Sophomore guard Carsen Edwards has emerged as a star for Purdue. Edwards leads the Boilermakers with 17 points per game. Edwards is also the Boilers top rebounder with eight per game. Purdue is dominant on both ends of the court. The Boilers rank 21st in the nation for scoring offense and tenth for scoring defense.
It has been a terrible and alarming start for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa is 1-6 in Big Ten Conference play. Overall Iowa is 10-10 straight up and 6-8-2 against the spread. Iowa has gone over the total in 11 out of 16 games. The Hawkeyes have paid out in just two out of five lined home games. Iowa has gone over the total in three out of five home games. Iowa is a decent offensive team that ranks 47th in the nation for scoring. The major problem is a defense that ranks 279th in the country. Iowa is coming off an ugly 80-64 loss at lightly regarded Rutgers. It was the Hawkeyes fourth loss in their last five games both straight up and against the spread. Iowa has gone over the total in seven straight games.
Iowa has had the better of this head to head series with sportsbook bonuses. The Hawkeyes have paid out in seven out of their last 11 games against Purdue. The Hawkeyes and Boilermakers have gone under the total in just two out of their last six games. Iowa has been at their best at home against the Boilermakers. The Hawkeyes have paid out in 10 out of their last 12 home games against Purdue. Iowa and Purdue have gone over the total in four out of their last five meetings at Iowa.
#3 Purdue Boilermakers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Date and Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12 p.m. Eastern
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
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Boilermakers vs. Hawkeyes TV Coverage: ESPN
Matchup to Watch
This Best Online Sportsbook matchup comes down to the defensive superiority of Purdue. “Defense travels well” is the old sports adage and most appropriate for this one.
Boilermakers vs. Hawkeyes NCAA Basketball Picks
This one goes to the powerful and complete Purdue team.
NCAA Basketball Betting Pick: Purdue Boilermakers
NCAA Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Boilermakers 83, Hawkeyes 71
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