Purdue vs Iowa Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, February 9, 2023

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The Iowa Hawkeyes (15-8, 7-6 Big Ten) will look to build on a three-game winning streak when hitting the road against the Purdue Boilermakers (22-2, 12-2 Big Ten) on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Mackey Arena. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN2.

Thursday’s matchup between the Boilermakers and the Hawkeyes sees the Boilermakers as a solid, 7.5-point favorite. The over/under is 149.5 points for the game.

Purdue vs. Iowa Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. Iowa

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. Iowa Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has -365 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa is listed at +289 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 149.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Arena: Mackey Arena

Purdue vs. Iowa Betting Trends

Against the spread, Purdue is 10-13-1 this season. The Boilermakers have been favorites in 18 games this season and have come away with the win 17 times (94.4%) in those contests. Purdue’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 23 opportunities (43.5%).

In Iowa’s 23 games this season, it has 14 wins against the spread. The Hawkeyes have been the underdog on the moneyline six total times this season. They’ve gone 2-4 in those games. Iowa has hit the over 56.5% of the time this year (13 of 23 games with a set point total).

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Purdue vs. Iowa Key Players to Watch


Zach Edey is tops on the Boilermakers with 22.4 points per contest (fourth in the country) and 13.2 rebounds (second in the country), while also putting up 1.4 assists. Braden Smith is tops on the Boilermakers at 4.4 assists per game, while also posting 4.5 rebounds and 9.3 points. Fletcher Loyer is averaging 12.4 points, 2.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game. Caleb Furst is averaging 6.4 points, 0.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds per contest.


Kris Murray is putting up team highs in points (20.5 per game) and rebounds (8.5). And he is contributing 1.8 assists, making 50.2% of his shots from the field and 35% from 3-point range, with 2.3 triples per contest. Filip Rebraca is posting 13.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, making 56.7% of his shots from the field. Tony Perkins gets the Hawkeyes 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He also posts 1.3 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. The Hawkeyes receive 10 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Payton Sandfort.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue and its Big Ten opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 13 times this season. The Boilermakers are scoring 74 points per game this year (134th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well defensively, giving up just 61.1 points per game (12th-best). In terms of rebounding, it’s been a dominant stretch for Purdue, who is averaging 37 boards per game (eighth-best in college basketball) and allowing 24.2 boards per contest (best).

The Boilermakers are averaging 75.3 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 70.6 points per contest. Purdue ranks 198th in the nation with 7.3 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 200th with a 33.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Boilermakers are giving up 6.3 treys per game (73rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 30.6% (33rd-ranked) from three-point land.

The Boilermakers are 6-3-1 against the spread and 9-1 overall in their past 10 games. Six of Purdue’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. Purdue’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, racking up 70.9 points a contest compared to the 74 it has averaged this season. Purdue’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (61.4) is 0.3 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (61.1).

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What you need to know about the Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa’s conference games have hit the over nine out of 12 times this year. The Hawkeyes are the 17th-best squad in college basketball in points scored (81.5 per game) and 287th in points conceded (73.5). Iowa is 56th in the country in rebounds per game (34.4) and 285th in rebounds allowed (32.8).

The Hawkeyes average 89 points per game at home, and 71 on the road. Iowa is 101st in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.1 per game) and 137th in 3-point percentage (35.2%). Giving up 6.8 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.2% from beyond the arc, the Hawkeyes are 127th and 219th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Hawkeyes are 7-3 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 games. Iowa has gone over the total in eight of its last 10 games. Over its past 10 games, Iowa is posting 81.8 points per contest, 0.3 more than its season average (81.5). Over their previous 10 games, the Hawkeyes are allowing 77.5 points per game, four more points than their season average (73.5).

Purdue vs. Iowa Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Purdue, and we expect that Purdue will cover the spread (Purdue -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 149.5 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. Iowa

You can bet on Purdue vs. Iowa at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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