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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Nittany Lions vs. Purdue
- (22-12) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers (28-5)
- Date: Sunday, March 12th
- Time: 3:30 ET
- Venue: United Center, Chicago
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Nittany Lions +266 | Boilermakers -341
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Penn State +7.5 | Purdue -7.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 134.5
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Penn State Nittany Lions
At this point, Penn State heads into their matchup vs Purdue with a record of 22-12 and riding a 5 game win streak. Presently, in their 16 road games this season, the Nittany Lions have a record of 8-8.
Having been the underdog in 15 games, Penn State has gone 7-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Penn State currently has a record of 13-10 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 9-2.
Coming into the game, Jalen Pickett is the team leader in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Pickett is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and adding 6.8 assists. Penn State’s second leading scorer is Seth Lundy, who has hit 45.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.2 points per game.
Nittany Lions Offense
At this point, the Penn State offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 64.6 points per game. This figure places them just 391st in college basketball. In addition, Penn State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.47% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 278th in overall field goal percentage at 43.2%. When the Nittany Lions have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.2% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Penn State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 61.7 per contest, placing them just 672nd in college basketball. Currently, Penn State’s 35.3 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Nittany Lions are averaging 9.2 offensive boards per game.
At this point, Purdue heads into their matchup vs Penn State with a record of 28-5 and riding a 4 game win streak. So far, Purdue has been the home team 20 times, sitting with a record of 18-2.
Getting ready to play for the 28 times as the favorite, the Boilermakers have gone 25-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, Purdue comes into this game as -7.5 point favorites.
At this moment, Purdue currently has a record of 17-5 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 11-0.
Coming into the game, Zach Edey is the team leader in scoring, averaging 22.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Edey is grabbing 12.8 rebounds and adding 1.6 assists. Purdue’s second leading scorer is Fletcher Loyer, who has hit 37.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.1 points per game.
Boilermakers Key Stats
At this time, the Boilermakers offense is one of the top units in the country at 79.8 points per game, placing them 18th in the NCAA. In addition, Purdue’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.99% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 13th in overall field goal percentage at 49.3%. When the Boilermakers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 39.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Purdue is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.1 per contest, placing them just 548th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 38.6 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.2 offensive boards per game.
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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Penn State is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Nittany Lions are 5-0 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Penn State is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 8-2 SU.
- At this point, Nittany Lions are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Boilermakers are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers -7.5
For this showdown between the Purdue Boilermakers and Penn State Nittany Lions, our analysis points to 3-point shooting being a key factor in the outcome of this game. Both teams come into the game with above average numbers in made 3’s per game. So far, Purdue and Penn State are 139th and 207th in that department, respectively.
After crunching the numbers, we anticipate Purdue continuing to shoot the ball well. For the season, they have hit 39.1% of their looks from deep. With a point spread sitting at -7.5 in favor of Purdue, we like them to not only win but cover the spread.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Betting Pick: Purdue ATS
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