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Tennessee State Tigers vs Purdue Boilermakers College Basketball Betting Preview

Purdue looks to cover the Boilermakers-Tigers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 11-2 mark when they host Tennessee State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tennessee State Tigers opened as 24.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Tennessee State Tigers vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers sport a record of 11-2 and 9-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Tennessee State Tigers have 5-5 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-4 for the Purdue Boilermakers and 3-2 for the Tennessee State Tigers.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 12 (Purdue) and the No. 167 (Tennessee State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Purdue's No. 21-ranked scoring average of 85.62 PPG, against a Tennessee State Tigers defense rated No. 45 and allowing 65 PPG. The Purdue Boilermakers FG% has averaged 50% to date this season, more than the Tennessee State Tigers shooters have managed so far (41.28% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers got 15 points from Christian Mekowulu, but it was Texas that prevailed in a 47-46 final on Monday at Frank Erwin Center.

Carsen Edwards scored 18 points leading the Boilermakers to a 82-67 victory over Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Purdue is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Purdue's last 10 games
  • Purdue is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee State at Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, December 28th
Purdue at Lipscomb, Saturday, December 30th