The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Tuesday night. The Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Ohio State Buckeyes @ Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Tuesday, January 8th, 9:00 ET
Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
Ohio State vs. Purdue Live TV: ESPN
The Buckeyes are clearly the better of these two teams in this game, and that should show when push comes to shove in this one. That being said, this is still a road game in the Big Ten, and none of these games are easy. Purdue is just a 7-7 team that is generally overmatched by the rest of the big boys in this conference, but this is an awfully sharp looking spread. Over 65% of the betting action as of early Tuesday morning has come in on Ohio State, yet the line is down from 7.5 to seven at a lot of online sportsbooks. The truth of the matter is that Purdue actually does have the bodies to keep up with F Deshaun Thomas, and if that’s the case, there could be a chance to win this game outright, though it isn’t all that likely that that is what ultimately happens. We don’t need a miracle, though. We just need the Boilers to stick within a touchdown. We think at home, there is a decent possibility that that’s exactly what ends up happening.
Ohio State vs. Purdue Pick: Purdue Boilermakers +7.5
Ohio State vs. Purdue Prediction: Ohio State 71 – Purdue 65