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Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Preview

Penn State Nittany LionsPurdue Boilermakers
Feb 29, 6:30 PM | Mackey Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD19-10

Penn State travels to Purdue on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-17 record with a victory over the Boilermakers.

The Boilermakers are 19-10 so far on the season, and 15-12 ATS vs. the number. The Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 12-17 and 9-12-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Purdue go 16-11 and the Nittany Lions go 11-13 on the totals.

View Penn State vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Purdue sat as 12.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 111-ranked Boilermakers and the No. 213-rated Nittany Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-63 win for the Boilermakers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 85 nationally ranked offense (71.7 points per game) against a Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 112 at 64.8 PPG. The Boilermakers have been averaging 43.5% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Penn State was a 67-66 loser at home against Northwestern. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs. Penn State got 23 points from Tim Frazier but lost anyway, 67-66, to Northwestern on Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 75-61 winner as they battled Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Purdue got 22 points from Terone Johnson en route to a 75-61 victory over Michigan on Saturday at Crisler Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Michigan are 6-4
After playing Northwestern are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Nittany Lions at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games on the road
Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Penn State is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Purdue's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Purdue's last 8 games when playing at home against Penn State
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State home to Michigan, Sunday, March 4
Purdue at Indiana, Sunday, March 4