The Iowa Hawkeyes go on the road to play the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday evening. The Hawkeyes are 15-8 overall and have won three straight games. On the other side, the Boilermakers are 22-2 but had their nine-game win streak come to an end. Purdue was upset by Indiana 79-74 on Feb. 4. The Boilermakers led the all-time series 25-17 over the Hawkeyes.
Tip-off from Mackey Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Iowa vs. Purdue odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 149.5. Before locking in any Purdue vs. Iowa picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Iowa vs. Purdue and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Purdue vs. Iowa:
Iowa vs. Purdue spread: Boilermakers -8.5Iowa vs. Purdue over/under: 149.5 points Iowa vs. Purdue money line: Boilermakers -380, Hawkeyes +310PUR: The Over is 4-0 in Boilermakers’ last four games overallIOWA: The Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last five Thursday gamesIowa vs. Purdue picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Purdue can cover
The Boilermakers have been dominant and effective throughout the campaign. Purdue is very well-rounded and has the stats to back it up. They are fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (74.0), second in field-goal percentage (.463), and first in rebounds (39.3). Junior center Zach Edey is a major component of this squad’s success. Edey has nice hands and a soft touch around the rim.
The Ontario native defends the paint consistently and clogs up the lane for opposing players. Edey is fourth in the nation in points (22.4) and second in rebounds (13.4). He’s also tied for first in the country in double-doubles (19). Edey has finished with 30-plus point double-doubles in two of his past three games. On Feb. 4, he totaled 33 points and 18 boards against Indiana.
Why Iowa can cover
Senior forward Filip Rebraca has been a great two-way presence in the frontcourt. Rebraca can score from the post and owns a nice touch around the rim. The Serbia native is also a great defender and has good footwork to move quickly on the floor. He’s sixth in the Big Ten in rebounds (8.2) with 13.9 points per game. On Jan. 31, Rebraca finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.
Sophomore forward Payton Sandfort is a solid shooter on the perimeter and provides Iowa with a catch-and-shoot threat. Sandfort can catch fire from downtown, knocking down at least three 3-pointers in seven games thus far. The Iowa native averages 10 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. In the Jan. 31 win over Northwestern, Sandfort tallied 20 points, five assists, and went 5-of-7 from downtown.
How to make Iowa vs. Purdue picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 150 points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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