You will not find anything more Big Ten than two Indiana teams playing for a bucket. That’s what we have in the annual in-state rivalry between the Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers, which will take place in West Lafayette on Saturday afternoon. The battle for the Old Oaken Bucket rescheduled a few times last season, but the teams never played each other due to COVID-19 issues.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Indiana: 87 overall, 101 offense, 63 defense
Purdue: 54 overall, 55 offense, 32 defense
RB Stephen Carr - Questionable (ankle)
QB Jack Tuttle - Questionable (ankle)
No new injuries to report
Against The Spread
Indiana: 2-9 ATS
Purdue: 6-5 ATS
Indiana: Over 6-5
Purdue: Over 3-8
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Indiana: 37 overall, 31 offense, 41 defense
Purdue: 56 overall, 58 offense, 51 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Purdue -15
Moneyline: Purdue -650, Indiana +460
Opening line: Purdue -15
Opening total: 52.5
Nobody likes to use the Q word, but what has Indiana done to suggest this team hasn’t quit on the season. With a seven-game losing streak, not only is Indiana getting used to losing, it’s getting used to getting blown out. The Hoosiers lost five of their last seven games by at least 21 points including three in a row. Even in a rivalry game, it’s hard to see Indiana flipping a switch all of a sudden after playing poorly for much of the season regardless of who lines up at quarterback for the Hoosiers.
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