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Big Ten Championship

The 5 seed Iowa Hawkeyes are slated to play the 3 seed Purdue Boilermakers in the Big Ten Championship at 3:30 ET.

The Hawkeyes are coming into this game shooting 51% from the field throughout the tournament, and 49% from three point range. Iowa has covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games, and 7 of their last 10, while Purdue is winless ATS in their last 5 outings. Purdue won both games against Iowa earlier this season, but neither of those games were recent, last one taking place in January. In one of those games, Iowa’s star player Keegan Murray was unavailable.

Purdue will have trouble containing Iowa from three point range where they will score early and often. This game will come down to the wire, having any points in your back pocket will be beneficial. Iowa is hungry and has the momentum rolling. My pick is Iowa (+2), with this Big Ten showdown having the potential to be coming down to who has the ball last. I believe Iowa can win this game, and any points down the stretch will be valuable.

Ryley is a new edition to the Pickin’ Winners team. You can follow him on Twitter @ryleybutler. Bet responsibly.

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