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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers NCAA College Basketball Betting

Mackey Arena will host Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 15-4 and 10-6 ATS Purdue Boilermakers will face the 11-8 Penn State Nittany Lions, who own a 11-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Purdue Boilermakers are 10-5-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-10.

This game puts the Purdue Boilermakers, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Penn State Nittany Lions, who rate No. 120 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions rank No. 100 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.58 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 38 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 26-ranked team at 9.37 per game, while the Penn State Nittany Lions rate No. 170 with 6.95 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tony Carr scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Nittany Lions to a win (they lost 78-75 to Indiana at Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday).

Purdue cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Illinois out of the gym and running up a 91-68 score at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Penn State is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Penn State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Purdue
  • Purdue is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
  • Purdue is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Penn State

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 24th
Purdue at Michigan State, Tuesday, January 24th

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