College GameDay crew picks Indiana-Purdue rivalry showdown
College GameDay started Saturday’s college basketball action with a live show from Spokane, Washington. That will be the site of a west coast battle between Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s, but the crew also picked some of the top games across the country.
This weekend, Saturday’s slate includes another B1G rivalry showdown between Purdue and Indiana in Mackey Arena. Purdue is trying to lock up its regular-season conference title while Indiana is trying to generate some momentum heading toward the conference tournament.
Across the board, ESPN’s GameDay crew is riding with the Boilermakers with all 3 analysts picking Purdue to win Saturday’s matchup.
College Gameday picks Purdue across the board. #iubb pic.twitter.com/8JjnusOrcS
— Tyler Tachman (@Tyler_T15) February 25, 2023
The picks are certainly interesting considering the two teams have already faced off earlier in the season. That was a 79-74 win for the Hoosiers with Indiana knocking off then-No. 1 Purdue.
Of course, that matchup was played in Bloomington which undoubtedly played a role for the Hoosiers. This time around, Purdue will play in Mackey Arena and is hoping home-court advantage plays a big role.
Saturday’s tip-off is set for 7:30 pm ET on FOX.