Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Preview

Penn State Nittany LionsPurdue Boilermakers
Jan 13, 12:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD7-8

The Purdue Boilermakers hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Penn State Nittany Lions pay a visit to Mackey Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Nittany Lions will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Boilermakers are 5-10 ATS. Penn State is 5-5 on the totals; Purdue is 7-8.

View Penn State vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Nittany Lions were listed as 11-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Boilermakers, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Nittany Lions, who rate No. 189 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-61 victory for the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Purdue's No. 20-rated squad against Penn State's No. 98-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Purdue rates No. 324 in the country with 4.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 264 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 75-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 242 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Penn State was a 70-54 loser at home against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Penn State got 20 points from D.J. Newbill but lost anyway, 70-54, to Northwestern on Thursday at Bryce Jordan Center.

In their last action, Purdue was a 74-64 loser at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Terone Johnson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Boilermakers to a win (they lost 74-64 to Ohio State at Mackey Arena on Tuesday).

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Michigan State are 4-6
After playing Northwestern are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Nebraska are 0-2
After playing Ohio State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nittany Lions at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State's last 9 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Penn State is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Penn State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Penn State is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State
Purdue is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Penn State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Purdue's last 9 games when playing at home against Penn State
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Purdue's last 16 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State home to Michigan State, Wednesday, January 16
Purdue at Nebraska, Wednesday, January 16

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