The Purdue Boilermakers and the entire Big Ten are playing a revised schedule for the 2020-21 college basketball season. The NCAA’s current plans include both a Big Ten Tournament and March Madness in March 2021.
Some upcoming games on the schedule may yet be cancelled, but for now, Boilermakers basketball abounds. And if you’re in Indiana, you can bet on it. Indiana online sportsbooks offer up all the Purdue and NCAA basketball action you can find this season and plan to do so all the way through the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
Below, you’ll find a complete guide to betting on Boilermakers this season, including the latest live odds on the next Purdue game and for the Boilermakers to win the NCAA title this year.
See our feed below for near real-time game odds at top Indiana online sportsbooks on the next Boilermakers basketball game. Click on any Boilermakers odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus, and open a new account to get your bet down.
(Note: If the odds feed below is blank, check back closer to the game for updated lines.)
Check the real-time feed odds for the current lines on Purdue winning the Big Ten title and the NCAA Tournament in 2021. Click on any odds to go straight to the online sportsbook, register a new account, and lock your bet in before the odds change.
Betting on Purdue basketball games at Indiana online sportsbooks is a three-step process that starts with signing up for an account. You can do this right on any Indiana online sportsbook’s website. Or, you can do it on the mobile sportsbook app you download from the website.
Just be ready with some personal information, including your name, email address, and the last four digits of your SSN. You may also be asked to enter a promo or bonus code. You can find that info here on PlayIndiana. Entering a promo code during the sign-up process will make sure you get the best bonus on the market.
Next, you’ll need to make a deposit into your new account. You can do this using any one of the available deposit methods. Normally, these include everything from debit and credit cards, to cash at Indiana casinos, 7-11 and CVS locations, online banking, and third-party payment processors.
Finally, you need to choose a bet. You can do this by browsing the Purdue basketball betting markets and clicking on any bet.
A bet slip will be instantly created. There, you can enter the amount you want to bet and place the bet. Of course, you can also add more individual bets to the slip. Plus, you’ll have the ability to turn multiple bets into a parlay.
|Dec. 19, 2020||Purdue 88, Notre Dame 78||@ Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Dec. 22, 2020||Purdue 55, Iowa 70||@ Iowa City, Iowa (Big Ten)|
|Dec. 25, 2020||Purdue 73, Maryland 70||@ West Lafayette, Ind. (Big Ten)|
|Dec. 29, 2020||Purdue 76, Rutgers 81||@ Piscataway, NJ (Big Ten)|
|Jan. 2, 2021||Purdue 58, Illinois 66||@ Champaign, Ill. (Big Ten)|
|Jan. 5, 2021||Nebraska (Postponed)||@ West Lafayette, Ind.|
|Jan. 8, 2021||Purdue 55, Michigan State 54||@ East Lansing, Mich.|
|Jan. 14, 2021||Purdue 81, Indiana 69||@ Bloomington, Ind.|
|Jan. 17, 2021||Purdue 80, Penn State 72||@ West Lafayette, Ind|
|Jan. 19, 2021||Purdue 67, Ohio State 65||@ Columbus, Ohio|
|Jan. 22, 2021||Michigan 70, Purdue 53||@ West Lafayette, Ind.|
|Jan. 30, 2021||Purdue 81, Minnesota 62||West Lafayette, Ind.|
|Feb. 2, 2021||Maryland 61, Purdue 60||@ College Park, Md.|
|Feb. 6, 2021||Purdue 75 Northwestern 70||@ West Lafayette, Ind.|
|Feb. 11, 2021||Minnesota||@Minneapolis, Minn.|
|Feb. 16, 2021||Michigan State||West Lafayette, Ind.|
|Feb. 20, 2021||Nebraska||@ Lincoln, Neb.|
|Feb. 26, 2021||Penn State||@ University Park, Pa.|
|March 2, 2021||Wisconsin||@ West Lafayette, Ind.|
|March 6, 2021||Indiana||@ West Lafayette, Ind.|
The 2019–20 Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team finished with a 16–15 overall record.
The team went 9–11 in the Big Ten and finished in a tie for 10th place. They were going to be the No. 10 seed in the Big Ten Tournament before it was cancelled.
It was a disappointing season considering the Boilermakers finished 26–10 and went 16–4 in the Big Ten to win a share of the Big Ten regular season championship a year prior. That team also advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament where they lost to No. 1 Virginia in overtime.
The Boilermakers were not expected to make the NCAA Tournament in 2020.
A Boilermakers/Cornhuskers game line will likely look something like this at most Indiana sportsbooks:
First, you find the spread. The odds on spread bets are in brackets right next to it. Here, Purdue has to win by at least four, but Nebraska can win outright or lose by three or less. According to the posted odds, both bets pay $100, plus your original bet back, for every $110 you wager.
Second, you see the moneyline odds. Bet on the Cornhuskers and if they win, you win $135, plus your original bet back, for every $100 you wager.
Bet on the Boilermakers and if they win, you win $100, plus your original bet back, for every $155 you wager.
Finally, you see the totals line. The odds on totals bets are in brackets right next to it. Here, you’re betting that the total score will be over or under 145.5.
If you are correct, you win $100, plus your original bet back, for every $110 you wager.
Props most often surround team or individual stats, while the live betting lines give you the opportunity to bet on Purdue games in the middle of the action. This is probably the most exciting way to bet on basketball games. With odds changing so fast, the use of a mobile sports betting app is really the only way to keep up.
The live betting lines are mostly the same ones you can bet on before the game, but also include quarter- and half-bets and an increased number of in-game props.
TV coverage of 2020-21 Purdue Boilermakers basketball games air either on the Big Ten Network, ESPN/ESPN 2, or Fox Sports 1.
You can also find the games via online streaming services that host these channels.
Plus, you can find the games on the radio at WAZY 96.5 FM (Lafayette), the new flagship station for Boilermakers basketball.
After the first 12 games of the 2020-21 season, the Boilermakers were averaging 71.6 points per game and giving up an average of 67.3 points per game.
Trevion Williams led the team in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game. However, Sasha Stefanovic (11.3 ppg) and Eric Hunter Jr. (10.8 ppg) were also averaging double digits.
Williams was also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 9.6 rebounds per game. With 33 dimes, Stefanovic was leading the team in assists.
The current list of former Purdue basketball players in the NBA includes:
The top Purdue alumni NBA players in history include:
The 2020-21 Purdue Basketball coaching staff includes:
The following three Lafayette-area establishments have developed reputations as great places to watch Purdue basketball games. Plus, you can bet on the games from any one of them using an Indiana mobile sports betting app:
Here’s a look at the Purdue Boilermakers’ career stat leaders:
Purdue Boilermakers tickets can be purchased for as little as $9, but the average price is $59. Fan attendance is limited during the 2020-21 season, but you can purchase a fan cutout to take your place.
The Boilermakers have won 24 Big Ten Regular Season Conference Championships, but only one Big Ten Tournament, in 2009. Purdue lost the NCAA Tournament Championship Game in 1969 and made the Final Four one other time, in 1980. However, Purdue has not won a national title in the modern NCAA Tournament era.
A boilermaker is a kind of traditional tradesperson who fabricates steel, iron, or copper. They do this using boilers that hold hot gas or liquids. The team name is a nod to Purdue’s reputation as a leader in engineering teaching and research.
Since 1994, when Glenn Robinson was named consensus All-American, ten more Purdue Basketball players have enjoyed All-American honors, including:
The Purdue Boilermakers’ fight song is ‘Hail Purdue!’ The lyrics were written by James R. Morrison back in 1912. ‘Boiler up!’