Purdue vs. Indiana Prediction: Can the Hoosiers Pull off an Upset Over Their In-State Rivals?

Purdue vs. Indiana prediction and pick for Thursday's college basketball showdown in the Big 10. Handicapper Jason Radowitz gives us his pick for this one as the two schools face off in a battle for the state of Indiana.
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Purdue vs. Indiana Prediction: Can the Hoosiers Pull off an Upset Over Their In-State Rivals?

It's hard to win on the road in the Big Ten play. Tonight, Purdue will take on that challenge as the Boilermakers take on the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, IN. Indiana hasn't lost a game at home this season and has already knocked off Minnesota and Ohio State in its building. Meanwhile, Purdue has struggled a bit on the road this year, but only has one loss this season away from home, despite its recent struggles on the road. Can Purdue be the first team to defeat Indiana in Bloomington? Here are our picks and predictions for the Big Ten matchup between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Indiana Hoosiers.

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Purdue vs. Indiana Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: FS1

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Purdue vs. Indiana Injury Report

Purdue

Out: F Brian Waddell (Knee))

Indiana

Questionable: C Logan Dumcomb (Leg), G Khristian Lander (Leg)

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Purdue vs. Indiana Prediction

The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-2 on the season and ranked in the top five in the AP poll. However, it hasn't been the easiest of rides on the road in Big Ten play. Purdue lost to Rutgers on the road, almost lost to Penn State, on the road, and needed double overtime to defeat Illinois, despite having the lead for most of the game, on the road, on Monday. You'd like to think this game should come down to the wire. The Boilermakers are the top offense in the nation when it comes to KenPom's adjusted efficiency and has an effective field goal percentage of 58.5 percent. Purdue is hitting 40.3 percent from three and 57.1 percent from inside the arc this season. In both of those categories, Purdue is in the top 10. Purdue will also dominate the glass and tends to get to the line a whole lot per game. But Indiana's defense could present problems. The Boilermakers are limiting teams to a 42.2 percent effective field goal percentage and continue to clean up the glass very well this season, holding opponents to 23.8 percent offensive rebounds per game. Teams are shooting 29.4 percent from deep and 41 percent from inside against Indiana this season and it won't be easier trying to score if you're Purdue being the road team. Indiana's only big blemish on the offensive end has been turnovers. The Hoosiers turn the ball over 20.3 percent of the time, However, Purdue isn't a real threat at forcing turnovers so there's a chance Indiana can limit turnovers a little bit more. The Hoosiers still have an effective field goal percentage of 54 percent and have been consistently earning offensive rebounds and foul shots against opponents this year. So give me Indiana against the spread. I'll roll with the home underdog in this one.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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