Free College Basketball Picks Today: Indiana Hoosiers vs Purdue Boilermakers 2/4/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Indiana Hoosiers vs Purdue Boilermakers 2/4/23
Sat 4th February 2023

The No. 21 Indiana Hoosiers (15-7, 6-5 Big 10), one of the country’s top shooting teams, welcome the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers (22-1, 11-1 Big 10) on Saturday.

Purdue dismantled the Penn State Nittany Lions 80-60 at Mackey Arena on Wednesday, their ninth win in a row. Mason Gillis had a standout performance with 29 points. The Boilermakers remain first in the Big Ten Conference.

Indiana fell short on Tuesday at Xfinity Center, falling to the Maryland Terrapins 66-55. Trayce Jackson-Davis had 18 points and 20 rebounds in defeat, leading the team.

The Hoosiers remain sixth in the Big Ten Conference. It’s the only meeting of the season between the teams. Purdue and Indiana split their matchups last season, taking one game apiece. The Boilermakers won the last meeting 69-67 at Mackey Arena in March 2022. Eric Hunter Jr led the Boilermakers with 17 points. Xavier Johnson had 18 points and 12 assists in defeat.

The Boilermakers have been led this season by Zach Edey, who is averaging 21.0 points per game. Edey also has grabbed 12.4 rebounds per game, second-most in the NCAA.

Meanwhile, Braden Smith is dishing 4.3 assists.Jackson-Davis has powered the Hoosiers’ offense, averaging 17.7 points per game. Jackson-Davis also has averaged 10.1 rebounds per game.

Jalen Hood-Schifino has distributed 3.7 assists per game. Shooting 49.7% from the field this season, the Hoosiers are one of the nation’s most accurate field goal shooting teams (6th). The Boilermakers are 6-4 in the last 10 trips to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

In the last 10 games, Purdue is 9-1 with an average margin of +9.9 (69.9-60.0). For the season, the Boilermakers are averaging 74.0 points per game, compared to 60.3 for opponents.

Indiana has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 73.4 points per game on average while allowing 68.7 (+4.7 margin). The Hoosiers are averaging 77.5 ppg for the full season while allowing 67.3.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mason Gillis: 12.8 | 9.7 | +3.1
Points per game:
Fletcher Loyer: 8.8 | 12.4 | -3.6
Assists per game:
Ethan Morton: 1.4 | 2.7 | -1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trayce Jackson-Davis: 44.2 | 31.0 | +13.2
Xavier Johnson: 0.0 | 10.0 | -9.9
Points per game:
Trayce Jackson-Davis: 25.4 | 17.7 | +7.7
Tamar Bates: 5.2 | 7.9 | -2.7
Rebounds per game:
Trayce Jackson-Davis: 15.0 | 10.1 | +4.9
Race Thompson: 2.4 | 4.5 | -2.1

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Indiana -1.5 (-110)

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