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Purdue Boilermakers take on Nittany Lions in college basketball test

Purdue BoilermakersPenn State Nittany Lions
Jan 5, 8:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

12-3TEAM RECORD8-7

The Purdue Boilermakers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Nittany Lions in Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

This season, the Nittany Lions are 8-7 overall and 3-6-1 ATS ATS, while the Boilermakers are 12-3 and 8-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Penn State boasts a 3-7 on the OU, and Purdue is 6-7.

View Purdue vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Nittany Lions installed as 7-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nittany Lions at No. 180 and the Boilermakers at No. 42 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-65 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Penn State's No. 281-ranked offense, averaging 62.7 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 51 at 60.7 PPG. The Nittany Lions field goal percentage has averaged 39% so far, less than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 283 nationally in scoring at home.

Purdue won its last outing, a 75-60 result against Illinois on December 31. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Purdue got 14 points from Kelsey Barlow en route to a 75-60 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

In their last action, Penn State was a 68-56 loser on the road against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs. Tim Frazier scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Nittany Lions to a win (they lost 68-56 to Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday).

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Illinois are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Northwestern are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Purdue is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Penn State's last 14 games when playing Purdue
Penn State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games when playing at home against Purdue
Penn State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Purdue

Next up:
Purdue at Minnesota, Sunday, January 8
Penn State home to Indiana, Sunday, January 8

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