Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers Free CBB Pick - Game Analysis and Odds
The 6th ranked Purdue Boilermakers (23-5) host the Penn State Nittany Lions (19-9) in a Big 10 game at the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 8:00 PM ET. On the odds board, Purdue is the 7.5-point home favorite for this game with the total line offered at143.5.
In their last game, Penn State was at home, and they beat an excellent ranked Ohio State team 79-56. The 23 point margin crushed the -2 point spread and the combined 135 points scored in the game slid UNDER the 138.5 total line. Tony Carr was the high scorer for the Nittany Lions recording 30 points on 9 of 15 shooting and four starters on the team scored at least 11 points. C.J. Jackson was the leading scorer for the Buckeyes with 13 points on 5 of 11 shooting, and he was one of two players for the squad that reached double digits. Penn State outscored Ohio State by 24 points in the first half, and for the game, they shot 48.1% from the floor, and they held the Buckeyes to 38.9% shooting. Penn State has won four consecutive matches and six of their last seven games to bring their Big Ten record this season to 9-6.
Purdue traveled to Wisconsin and was upset by the Badgers in a shocking 57-54 defeat. The Boilermakers were 10.5 road favorites in the game resulting in Purdue’s sixth point spread loss in their last seven games. The total of 110 points put up on the board fell well short of the 138 O/U line. In the game, Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with 22 points on 8 of 19 shooting and Isaac Haas had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ethan Happ was the high scorer for the Badgers with 21 points on 9 of 20 shooting, and he had 12 rebounds. Purdue had 13 turnovers in the game, and while they held Wisconsin to 39.2% shooting from the floor, they struggled as well with a 39.6 FG%. After winning 19 in a row, Purdue has lost their last three games to drop their conference record to 2-3.
Penn State ranks 110th in the nation in ppg and 36th in opponents’ ppg, and Purdue ranked 36th in ppg and tied for 16th in opponents’ ppg.
This game is the first meeting between these teams this season, and last season Purdue beat Penn State twice.
This season Penn State is 13-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 10-14 and Purdue is 14-12-1 ATS with an O/U record of 11-16.
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Penn State: 84.69
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Penn State at Purdue NCAAB Key Betting Trends
- PSU is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games
- PSU is 4-1 ATS in their previous five games against a team with a winning record
- PSU has an Over record of 13-6 in their previous 19 road games
- PUR is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games
- PUR is 0-6-1 in their previous seven games
- PUR has an Under record of 11-2 in their last 13 games
PSU vs. PUR Betting Angles
Purdue is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games against Penn State.
The home team is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 games between these teams.
In the last 26 games between these teams, the Under record is 20-6.
In the last 14 games between these teams at Purdue, the Under record is 12-2.
Penn State at Purdue Prediction 2/18/18
Playing well at both ends of the court has led the Nittany Lions to a four-game winning streak, but it’s their defense that has really stepped up. Penn State has held three of their last four opponents to fewer than 60 points. Tonight they take on a Purdue team who has lost three straight not because of their defensive play 63 points per game allowed in their losing streak. It's their offense that has struggled, failing to score higher than 65 points. Five of the last six Boilermakers games have gone UNDER, and that's where my money is landing in this game.
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