Of the seven ranked teams playing on the D1 college basketball slate on Wednesday night, five are on the road in conference games. But the biggest is an all-Hoosier State matchup that is always intense, but should be next level this evening.
Zach Edey and the No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers head to Assembly Hall to take on their rival the Indiana Hoosiers. Purdue (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) is led by Zach Edey, who at 7’4 is one of the most efficient players in the nation at 70.7% shooting on 15.6 points per game.
Edey adds in 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists as well, showing his balance as a versatile big who can finish with both hands. When paired with guard Jaden Ivey (16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds) they make one the best inside-outside combos in all of college basketball.
Indiana (13-4, 4-3 Big Ten) could certainly use a highlight win for their NCAA Tournament resume. The Hoosiers counter with one of the best swing players in the conference in third-year sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis (19.5 points, 60.7% FG, 9.1 rebounds), who is likely off to the NBA after this season. IU plays quality defense, but also turns it over on more than 20% of possessions themselves.
Here are the opening odds for NCAA Men’s Basketball on Thursday, January 20th from DraftKings Sportsbook.
NCAA Basketball Top 25, Jan. 20
|5:00 PM||Georgetown||#21 Providence||FS1||PC -11.5||145|
|7:00 PM||#4 Purdue||Indiana||FS1||Purdue -3.5||144|
|7:30 PM||#16 USC||Colorado||PAC12||USC -2||137|
|9:00 PM||#25 UConn||Butler||FS1||UConn -8||127|
|11:00 PM||San Francisco||#1 Gonzaga||CBSSN||Gonzaga -15.5||160.5|
|11:00 PM||#3 Arizona||Stanford||ESPNU||Arizona -9||151|
|11:00 PM||#9 UCLA||Utah||FS1||UCLA -9.5||144|
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