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A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Penn State Nittany Lions taking on the Purdue Boilermakers Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Purdue Boilermakers betting line opened as -17-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to cover the spread vs the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, as the Nittany Lions are 8-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boilermakers are 9-4 ATS. Penn State is 9-7 against the total, while Purdue is 5-8 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-ranked Purdue Boilermakers and the No. 221-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 72-rated offensive output, at 78.47 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 113 allowing on average 68.82 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 46.71% so far, more than the Purdue Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.64% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions were hammered by Michigan State on Sunday, losing by a 92-65 final at Bryce Jordan Center in college basketball betting action.

Purdue suffered a 84-70 loss against Illinois on Sunday, getting 12 points from Caleb Swanigan in a losing effort at State Farm Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games
  • Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Purdue is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Purdue is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games
  • Purdue is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at Northwestern, Saturday, January 16th
Purdue at Rutgers, Monday, January 18th