Against the Spread Pick
The Indiana Hoosiers have won three of their last four games, marking their best stretch since mid-January. They are coming off consecutive victories over Minnesota and then-No. 9 Penn State. Four different players have led Indiana in scoring over the past four contests, a testament to the squad’s depth. This stretch includes 27 points from Trayce Jackson-Davis against the Golden Gophers last Wednesday, and he has delivered at least 13 points in four of the past five outings. The Purdue Boilermakers, on the other hand, are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. They are struggling even at home, having recently fallen to Penn State by 12 points and to Michigan by eight last weekend. The Boilermakers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four overall, 0-3-1 ATS in their last four against opponents with winning records, 0-3-1 ATS in their last four following a loss, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven as favorites. It is also worth noting that the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings between the two teams. Lean toward the HOOSIERS.
Over Under Pick
A total of 136 points were scored in the previous head-to-head matchup earlier this month, with Jackson-Davis going for 16. Purdue shot 48.1 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from three-point land (8-for-16). The over is 4-1 in the Hoosiers’ last five on Thursdays. It is also 5-1 in the Boilermakers’ last six overall, 5-0 in their last five at home, and 7-1 in their last eight against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Expect this one to go OVER the total.