Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Purdue Boilermakers at Bryce Jordan Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Nittany Lions currently sports a 8-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-9 ATS. The Boilermakers are 11-11 and 9-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nittany Lions produce a 8-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Boilermakers have gone 11-11 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Nittany Lions as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 272-ranked Nittany Lions and the No. 67-rated Boilermakers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-58 win for the Boilermakers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 302 nationally ranked offense (61.2 points per game) against a Boilermakers defense that sits as the No. 112 at 63.8 PPG. The Nittany Lions have been averaging 38.9% from the field, less than the Boilermakers have managed so far this season (41.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Purdue owns the country's No. 79-rated mark, allowing 65.2 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 299 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Purdue was a 75-60 loser on the road against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Purdue suffered a 75-60 loss against Northwestern on Saturday, getting 19 points from A.J. Hammons in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
In their last action, Penn State was a 76-67 loser on the road against Iowa. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Penn State suffered a 76-67 loss against Iowa on Thursday, getting 20 points from D.J. Newbill in a losing effort at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan State are 8-2
After playing Northwestern are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Nebraska are 0-3
After playing Iowa are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Boilermakers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Purdue's last 7 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Purdue is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Purdue is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Penn State's last 17 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games when playing at home against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games at home
Penn State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Purdue
Purdue home to Michigan State, Saturday, February 9
Penn State at Nebraska, Saturday, February 9