The betting line and the power rankings have no relationship whatsoever. It's all about where the money moves it. It makes sense to me. The game in WL was close without Keegan. This game will be close with Keegan. Purdue is far from unbeatable and the game is at home. The Hawks have more than a puncher's chance for sure if they play well.I can’t tell if the line is BEGGING you to bet on Purdue, or that their power rankings are still fairly flawed. I’m open to the possibility that Purdue just really isn’t THAT good.
Interesting data. Need the refs to call it tight tonight and/or shoot above 40% from deep.Since the 2019-2020 season, Iowa is 11-3 in Big Ten rematches in that same season. They are 6-1 in rematches at home.
Iowa is 3-0 against the spread (+2), when given at least 5 days rest before their last game.
This morning at 7:00am, 94% of bets were on Purdue to cover -2.5...the line still shifted in Iowa's direction to +2.0. 75% of the bets are still on Purdue to cover -2.0. Vegas is betting on the Hawks tonight! Not sure why, but I hope they are right!
This..no different than if I’d have put the money towards tickets. (I live 5 hours away spare me the lecture.Why? He's playing with house money and either Hawks win or he wins money. Personally I'd lose my bet every time if the Hawks won every game, and I think a lot of people feel that way.