Ohio State vs Purdue Pick: Friday, March 12th

Ohio State vs Purdue Pick – Friday, March 12th: Ohio State closed out the regular season in ugly fashion, losing four straight. They had four days off before facing Minnesota in Round 2 of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, and they just barely squeaked by Minnesota 79-75. Buckeye leading scorer EJ Liddell had 14 points, five rebounds, and four assists. He’s averaging 16 per game with 6.5 boards per game on the season. Duane Washington Jr. scored 16 points and is averaging 15.3 points per game on the season, while 3rd leading scorer Justice Sueing went for 16 of his own. This Buckeye squad hits 46% from the field, 36.1% from three, and 77% from the line.

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Purdue comes into their match-up against Ohio State riding a five-game winning streak and have covered seven of their last ten games to end their regular season. This Boilermakers squad is just outside of the top 50 in defensive scoring, allowing only 65.5 points per game, but are not quite there with their offensive play, putting up just 70.8 points per game. Despite not having the best offensive numbers overall, this Purdue team is still ranked #19 in the nation, and just as Ohio State, Purdue should be among the 64 teams that make the big dance next Thursday, whether they win or lose today’s game.

Ohio State vs Purdue Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Ohio State
Total 142.5
Where/When Lucas Oil Stadium | 2:00 PM ET