Purdue vs. Iowa Prediction: Can Iowa Pick up a Quad 1 Win?

Purdue vs. Iowa prediction and pick for Thursday's showdown in the Big Ten. Handicapper Jason Radowitz breaks down what to expect tonight and who you should be backing when they tip off.
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Purdue vs. Iowa Prediction: Can Iowa Pick up a Quad 1 Win?

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-5 on the season but don't have a Quad 1 win this season. Tonight, the Hawkeyes will take on the Purdue Boilermakers, at home, looking for their first major win of the season. Iowa is coming off a massive home win against Penn State, 68-51, and has won three of its last four games. Meanwhile, Purdue took a road loss to Indiana from last Thursday and defeated Northwestern by 20 on Sunday. Will Iowa present mismatches against Purdue? Here are our picks and predictions for the Big Ten matchup between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Purdue vs Iowa Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Thursday, January 27

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: FS1

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Purdue vs Iowa Injury Report


Out: F Brian Waddell (Knee)


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Purdue vs. Iowa Prediction

Iowa has this way about them where they make every offense look like the top offense in the nation and make every defense look like the worst defense in the nation. Forget the Rutgers game, for a second, and recognize that Iowa still averages 83.1 points per game this season. The Hawkeyes have become a terrific offense, shooting an effective field goal percentage of 53 percent. The Hawkeyes will rarely turn the ball over and shoot 33.8 percent from three and 54.4 percent from inside the arc. However, Iowa is so used to winning offensive rebound battles but might struggle against Purdue, knowing Purdue has the length to dominate the boards. Purdue is allowing just 22.3 percent offensive rebounds and will also rarely send teams to the line. The defense, other than rebounding and limiting fouls, hasn't been amazing, but instead just good enough. Purdue is holding teams to a 48.5 percent effective field goal percentage along with 32.9 percent from three and 47.9 percent from inside the arc. But if I'm going to praise Iowa's offense, I got to give credit to Purdue's. Purdue is the top-rated offense via KenPom and continues to shoot the lights out of the ball. The Boilermakers have hit 40.1 percent from deep and 57.2 percent from inside the arc. Iowa struggles on the defensive glass, and that's another area where Purdue is dangerous, adding 37 percent offensive rebounds. Also, Purdue gets to the line at a higher rate. Really, the only way for Iowa to win this game is by winning the turnover battle and, of course, out-shooting Purdue. Although Purdue has been a bit poor on the road this season, the matchup favors Purdue. At -2.5, I'll side with Purdue, even on the road here.

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Pick

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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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