DeShaun Thomas is leading the Big Ten Conference in scoring this season, as the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3) prepare to take on the Purdue Boilermakers (7-7) at Mackey Arena Tuesday night, with the opening tip scheduled for 9 p.m. ET.
Sports bettors will find that the Buckeyes are 8.5-point road favorites in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total has moved up three points from its opening number to settle in at 135.5.
Thomas is averaging 20.2 points through 14 games this season, but the Buckeyes are shooting just 33.6 percent from the field on the road.
Let's take a closer look at this conference rivalry from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way.