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Iowa vs Purdue Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds

Hawkeyes vs Boilermakers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Iowa Hawkeyes at Purdue Boilermakers
  • Where: West Lafayette at Mackey Arena
  • Date: Thursday, February 9th
  • Betting Odds: Iowa +7, IOWA +243 | PUR -313 O/U 149.5

Hawkeyes Preview:

Iowa will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-8. On the road, the Hawkeyes will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Hawkeyes have been the underdog 6 times, going 2-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

Iowa will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kris Murray who is averaging 20.47 points per game for the Hawkeyes. Murray is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Hawkeyes’ offensive game plan is the play of Filip Rebraca who has hit 56.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.91 points per game.

So far this season, Iowa has put together a strong scoring offense at 83.8 points per game (7th). This strong figure has come despite the Hawkeyes playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.8% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Iowa’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 46.4%

Boilermakers Preview:

Purdue heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 22-2. So far this season, Purdue has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 13-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Boilermakers as the -7 point favorites. The Boilermakers have been favored 20 times, going 19-1 straight up.

Zach Edey comes into today’s game as the Boilermakers’ leading scorer at 22.43 points per contest. Not only has Edey been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Purdue’s top rebounder at 13.17 boards per contest. Behind Edey, the team has benefited from the strong play of Fletcher Loyer, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.42 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.7% of his shots and is adding 1.67 boards per game.

Through 24 games, Purdue has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Boilermakers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 39.1% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.74 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers -7

Heading into this matchup, with the Purdue Boilermakers sitting as -7 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Purdue and Iowa are averaging 8.74 and 9.29 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Purdue has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 5-4-1 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Boilermakers to cover at -7.