Penn State Nittany Lions at Purdue Boilermakers Pick

February 11, 6:30 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Purdue -4.5

The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to West Lafayette in Indiana to take on the Purdue Boilermakers in Big Ten hoops action. The college basketball board lists the host Boilermakers as a -4.5 point spread favorite with the total offered up at 135 points.

PSU Betting Overview

The Nittany Lions are on a roll, winners of six straight and for bettors more importantly 6-0 against the spread. They’re only 4-3 on the season in true road games, but their fortunes changed in their win streak beating Michigan and Michigan State.

PUR Betting Overview

After a rough game in Rutgers, Purdue has put together a three-game win streak narrowly getting by Northwestern on the road but returned home to put a beat down on Iowa and went into Indiana and coming away with a double-digit victory.

Head to Head

This game will be the first meeting of the season between these two clubs. Purdue has owned Penn State winning nine of the last ten meetings straight up, but that has transferred to the windows where they are just 4-6 versus the spread and 6-4 versus the O/U line.

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Public’s Take

Joe Public is backing Penn State with nearly 70% of the spread betting action falling on that side of the line. The total bets, as is frequently the norm, are coming in on the OVER 64%.

Injury Notes

The Nittany Lions may be without guard Myreon Jones (Illness – Check Status) for the second straight game. Jones is averaging 14.1 points and three assists per game this season.

Penn State at Purdue Prediction

As I mentioned above, the Boilermakers have dominated this series taking nine consecutive contests, but that didn’t result in a bonanza at the windows covering just four of the games. I just can’t play them against a Nittany Lions club that is razor sharp right now. That’s not to say that I’m backing PSU here either. The total seems like the best play. Both teams have been shooting well in recent games, and this is the lowest number hung on one of their meetings in seven games.

Free Pick: 
Take the OVER 135
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