Purdue vs Iowa Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 9 (Boilermakers Erase Latest Loss With Strong Home Effort)

Devon Platana
Purdue vs Iowa prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Purdue vs Iowa prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Purdue vs Iowa Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 1 Purdue (22-2, 11-2 Big Ten) vs. Iowa (15-8, 7-5 Big Ten)
  • Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Mackey Arena -- West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Thursday, Feb. 9's NCAA college basketball schedule features a Big Ten Showdown as the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers are set to host the Iowa Hawkeyes at 7 p.m. ET.

Purdue enters this matchup in rare territory, coming off only its second loss of the season — Saturday's 79-74 loss to ranked Indiana. Momentum is on Iowa's side after the Hawkeyes' picked up an 81-79 win against Illinois over the weekend, extending their winning streak to three games.

Can Purdue prove that the loss to Indiana was just a fluke? Or will Iowa force the Boilermakers to lose back-to-back games for the first time this season?

Purdue vs Iowa Odds & Spread

Purdue enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 150.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

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Purdue vs Iowa Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Purdue is 11-13-0 this season.
  • The Boilermakers are 5-11 as 6.5-point favorites or more.
  • Purdue has seen 10 of its 24 games go over the point total.
  • Iowa has 14 wins in 23 games against the spread this season.
  • Iowa has played 23 games this year, and 13 of them have gone over the total.
Purdue Rank Purdue AVG Iowa AVG Iowa Rank
135th 74 Points Scored 81.5 17th
14th 61.1 Points Allowed 73.5 286th
8th 37 Rebounds 34.4 56th
19th 11.2 Off. Rebounds 10.1 62nd
198th 7.3 3pt Made 8.1 102nd
39th 15.5 Assists 16.3 16th
38th 10.5 Turnovers 10.1 21st

Purdue vs Iowa Prediction & Pick

After being unsuccessful on the road, Purdue gets to return to Mackey Arena, where it owns an 11-1 record this season. A strong defense has led to this success. The Boilermakers only surrender 58.4 PPG on 40.8% shooting with a plus-16.9 scoring margin. Furthermore, they've also won each of their last four home games.

As great as the Hawkeyes can be, they leave a lot to be desired on the road. On top of losing its last two away games to rivals Ohio State and Michigan State, Iowa is only 1-4 against Big Ten schools on the road.

If that's not bad enough, the Hawkeyes go from scoring 89.0 PPG at home to a 69.8 PPG clip in road games. With how good Purdue's defense is, I don't anticipate Iowa finding much offensive success.

Considering how the Boilermakers are also 11-1 in their last 12 games against the Hawkeyes at Mackey Arena, it's even clearer that this is Purdue's game to lose.

Final Score Prediction: Purdue: 78 | Iowa: 68

Purdue vs Iowa Best Bet

Purdue completely dominates Iowa whenever the two rivals meet in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers have outscored the Hawkeyes by an average of 13.1 points in their last 12 meetings at Mackey Arena. Even more impressive is the fact that the home team has won three of the last four by at least 16 points.

With Purdue having one of the nation's best home defenses and Iowa's offense falling off the rails on the road, I see the Boilermakers having no issues covering the 7.5-point spread tonight.

Bet: Purdue -7.5 (-120)

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