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.
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.
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.
Next Betting Matchups
Penn State at Northwestern, Saturday, January 16th
Purdue at Rutgers, Monday, January 18th
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