Looking to win big? The Scarlet Knights and Boilermakers face off at 7:00 ET on FS1. The Boilermakers are hosting the game at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN. The over/under for this game is set at 139 points, and Purdue is favored by -15 vs. Rutgers in a Big Ten conference matchup.


The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +15

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


  • 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.

Do the Scarlet Knights Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Rutgers currently holds a season record of 14-11 as they prepare to face Purdue. Over their last ten road games, including those from last year, Rutgers has gone 3-7. Rutgers’ performance against the spread heading into today’s game stands at 12-13. This includes a 4-5 record on the road vs. the spread and an 8-8 record at home.

After 25 games, Rutgers has an over/under record of 8-17-0, with their games averaging a combined 132.3 points per game so far. The Scarlet Knights’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 135 points per game.

The Rutgers offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Minnesota. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.7% while connecting on 4 threes. Clifford Omoruyi is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 11.2. Meanwhile, Aundre Hyatt also brings a PPG average of 11 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Rutgers defense is giving up an average of 65.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Minnesota, the Golden Gophers finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 81 points vs. Rutgers.

Is It the Boilermakers Game to Lose at Home?

Today, Purdue is set to face Rutgers in their 27th game of the season. So far this year, the Boilermakers have a record of 23-3. When playing on the road, Purdue has a 7-3 record, while they are a perfect 16-0 at home. Purdue’s record against the spread is currently positive, sitting at 14-10-2. In their last ten games, Purdue has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Purdue’s games have, on average, featured 154.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 16-9-1. Their average over/under line is currently 148 points so far. The Boilermakers’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 146 points per game.

In contrast to their season average of 84.4 points per game, the Purdue had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against Ohio State and had a field goal percentage of 43.4%. On the offensive front, the Boilermakers have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 46th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 34th in terms of percentage and 94th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Boilermakers’ defense is nationally ranked 118th, allowing 69.9 points per game. Purdue’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Ohio State offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 73 points.