The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Saturday night. The Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Purdue Boilermakers @ Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2:00 ET
Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Purdue vs. Indiana Live TV: ESPN
If Indiana were ever going to take its foot off of the gas pedal, this would be the game in which it would happen. Of course, the team didn’t do that when it went on the road to take on these Boilermakers with the then No. 1 team in the land, the Michigan Wolverines coming to Bloomington that weekend. However, a trip to East Lansing is on tap to start a brutal stretch of season for the Hoosiers, and they are going to have to be far more focuses on Michigan State, Minnesota, Iowa, and Ohio State than lowly little Purdue. There really isn’t much of a reason to like the Boilermakers, save for the fact that they are going to be in a spot where they are getting more points in a game than they have all season long. G Terone Johnson and C AJ Hammons have played well here in Big Ten play, and the offense for the Boilermakers has at least been serviceable, something that it really wasn’t at times during the non-conference slate. Giving us this many points is a gift that we are going to take, even though we hate fading what we perceive to be the best team in college basketball.
Purdue vs. Indiana Pick: Purdue Boilermakers +19
Purdue vs. Indiana Prediction: Indiana 71 – Purdue 58