Purdue vs Rutgers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Monday, January 2, 2023

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The Purdue Boilermakers (13-0, 2-0 Big Ten) carry a 13-game winning streak into a home contest versus the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-4, 1-1 Big Ten), who have won three straight. It tips at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, January 2, 2023.

The Boilermakers are currently solid 8.5-point favorites over the Scarlet Knights. The matchup has a point total of 131.

Purdue vs. Rutgers Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. Rutgers

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. Rutgers Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has -397 odds to pick up the win, while Rutgers is listed at +307 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 131 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Arena: Mackey Arena

Purdue vs. Rutgers Betting Trends

Purdue has four wins against the spread in 13 games this year. The Boilermakers have yet to lose any of the nine games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Purdue has gone over the point total in 30.8% of its opportunities this year (four times over 13 games with a set point total).

In Rutgers’ 13 games this season, it has nine wins against the spread. The Scarlet Knights have been the underdog on the moneyline three total times this season. They’ve gone 1-2 in those games. Rutgers’ games this season have hit the over six times in 13 opportunities (46.2%).

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Purdue vs. Rutgers Key Players to Watch

Purdue

Zach Edey paces his team in both points (21.9) and rebounds (13.6) per game, and also puts up 0.9 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.3 steals and 2.2 blocked shots. Braden Smith leads his team in assists per contest (3.6), and also averages 9.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Fletcher Loyer puts up 12.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, shooting 37.0% from the floor and 31.7% from downtown with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game. Caleb Furst posts 7.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game, shooting 56.3% from the field.

Rutgers

Clifford Omoruyi is the Scarlet Knights’ top scorer (15.0 points per game) and rebounder (10.1), and averages 1.0 assists. Cam Spencer gets the Scarlet Knights 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He also puts up 2.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Aundre Hyatt is putting up 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, making 38.4% of his shots from the floor and 29.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 triples per contest. The Scarlet Knights get 7.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Mawot Mag.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue compiled a 6-15-2 ATS record in conference play last year. The Boilermakers have been led by their defense, as they rank 19th-best in the country by giving up just 60.5 points per game. They rank 79th in college basketball in points scored (77.2 per contest). In terms of rebounding, things are clicking for Purdue, who is grabbing 39.3 boards per game (third-best in college basketball) and allowing 25.0 rebounds per contest (second-best).

With 7.0 three-pointers per game, Purdue ranks 238th in college basketball. It owns a 30.5% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 316th in college basketball. The Boilermakers rank 15th-best in college basketball by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 27.7% to opposing teams. They rank 102nd in college basketball by surrendering 6.5 threes per contest.

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What you need to know about the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers compiled an 11-9-1 record against the spread last season in conference action. The Scarlet Knights are 167th in college basketball in points scored (73.1 per game) and fourth-best in points conceded (54.5). On the glass, Rutgers is 29th in the nation in rebounds (36.7 per game). It is 113th in rebounds conceded (29.8 per game).

Beyond the arc, Rutgers is 329th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (5.6). It is 312th in 3-point percentage at 30.7%. Defensively, the Scarlet Knights are 37th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 5.6. They are third-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 24.7%.

Purdue vs. Rutgers Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Purdue, and we project that Rutgers will cover the spread (Purdue -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 131 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. Rutgers

You can bet on Purdue vs. Rutgers 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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WRITTEN BY

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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