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 odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have Purdue as the -15 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139 points.

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.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Rutgers?

Rutgers, with a 14-11 overall record, will be playing their 26th game of the season. So far this season, they have a 3-6 record on the road and an 11-5 record at home. Rutgers currently sits below the .500 mark in terms of ATS, with a record of 12-13. However, in their ten most recent games this season, Rutgers has a positive ATS record at 3-2.

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. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 135 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Rutgers offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Minnesota. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.7%, and they made 4 threes. Clifford Omoruyi is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 11.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Aundre Hyatt brings a PPG average of 11 into the game.

So far, the Scarlet Knights’ defense is ranked 33rd in the country at 65.4 points per contest. Rutgers’ defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Minnesota offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 81 points.

Can the Boilermakers Secure a Win at Home?

Purdue, who have a 23-3 record, are preparing for their 27th game of the season. When playing away, the Boilermakers are 7-3 while at home they are undefeated at 16-0. Purdue has a winning record against the spread at 14-10-2, putting them above .500. Over the last five games, they are 2-3 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through 26 games, Purdue has an over/under record of 16-9-1, with their games averaging 154.3 points per game on average. When analyzing the Boilermakers’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 156 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Purdue offense ended with 69 points against Ohio State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.4% and made 3 threes. Zach Edey is leading the team in scoring at 23.2 points per contest. Braden Smith has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.8 going into the game.

At this time, the Boilermakers’ defense is positioned 118th in the country, permitting 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.