Betting on today’s Scarlet Knights and Boilermakers game? Catch the action at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN, as the Boilermakers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FS1. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 139 points, with Purdue being favored by -15 at home against Rutgers.

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS PURDUE BOILERMAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +15

This game will be played at Mackey Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Boilermakers.
  • Even though we have Purdue winning straight-up, we like Rutgers at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Rutgers Offense Score Enough on the Road?

After falling to Minnesota (81-70), the Scarlet Knights come into today’s game with a record of 14-11. This season, they have a 3-6 record on the road and an 11-5 record overall. Against the spread, Rutgers holds a 12-13 record this season. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.

Rutgers’ games have, on average, featured 132.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 8-17-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Scarlet Knights’ games have averaged 128 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.

In their recent matchup, the Rutgers offense ended with 70 points against Minnesota. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.7% and made 4 threes. Leading Rutgers in scoring vs. Minnesota was Clifford Omoruyi with his 19 points. Derek Simpson also added 19 points for the Scarlet Knights.

So far this season, the Rutgers defense has been performing well, ranking 33rd in the country at 65.4 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Rutgers’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Will Purdue Come Through as Home Favorites?

Today, Purdue will be facing Rutgers with a record of 23-3. So far this season, all of the Boilermakers’ games have been away from home. As of now, Purdue’s record vs. the spread is 14-10-2 heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

Purdue comes in with an over/under record of 16-9-1 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 154.3 points per game so far. The Boilermakers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 156 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.

Against Ohio State, the Purdue had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 84.4 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.4% in the game. Leading Purdue in scoring vs. Ohio State was Zach Edey with his 22 points. Lance Jones also added 13 points for the Boilermakers.

Currently, the Boilermakers’ defense holds the 118th rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. Against Ohio State, the Boilermakers’ defense gave up 73 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Ohio State only made 10 free-throws.