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The Purdue Boilermakers will hit the floor running against the away Youngstown State Penguins Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including [custom:bodog-link]) had the Purdue Boilermakers betting line as -28.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 10-0 and 5-1 ATS Purdue Boilermakers will face the 4-5 Youngstown State Penguins, who own a 4-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Purdue Boilermakers are 2-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Youngstown State Penguins are 4-2.

The Boilermakers - Penguins odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Youngstown State is at No. 221.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Youngstown State is ranked No. 151 in NCAA basketball at 37.33 per game. Contrast that with Purdue's No. 7 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Purdue is the No. 36-ranked team in the country at 9.3 per game, while Youngstown State rates No. 67 at 8.11 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Boilermakers blew out Howard on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-55 win at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • Youngstown State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State home to Geneva, Tuesday, December 15th
Purdue at Butler, Saturday, December 19th