Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Boilermakers vs Nittany Lions CBB Odds
Looking for Purdue Boilermakers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? It’s 2017 hoops season everyone! CBB betting sees the Boilermakers taking on the Nittany Lions on Tuesday February 21st, 2017 at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
22-5 Purdue Boilermakers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 14-13
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 10
Date: Tuesday February 21st, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Purdue -8.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Big 10 play continues with the 14th ranked Purdue Boilermakers heading to Pennsylvania to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.
After a tough loss to Nebraska at the end of January, the Boilermakers have played great basketball and won five straight, including two against top-25 ranked teams.
Purdue has played some solid basketball on both ends of the court, especially on defense. The team ranks 47th in the nation in points against per game, with 66.0. In the five-game winning streak, the Boilermakers have allowed less than 60 points twice, and more than 70 just once.
The Boilermakers are having a great year on offense. Purdue ranks 27th in points per game, averaging about 81.3 per night.
Caleb Swanigan continues to have a fantastic year leading this team. Swanigan’s averaging a double-double with 18.9 points and 13 rebounds per contest. He’s also shooting a very efficient 54.3% from the field.
The front court is the strength of this team’s offense. Along with Swanigan, Isaac Haas has been an important piece for this team under the basket. He’s averaging 13.4 points per game on 59.7% shooting.
Penn State Nittany Lions
It’s been quite a rough year for Penn State, sitting at 14-13 on the season and 8th in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions aren’t particularly good on either side of the ball and struggle to find consistency from game to game.
The best example of this is that Penn State got a solid, defense-heavy win over 21st-ranked Maryland, but then lost by 16 to Nebraska just a week later.
Offensively, the team scores just 72.2 points per game. Freshman Tony Carr leads the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game. He also grabs about 4.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
Fellow freshman Lamar Stevens has been playing some good ball for this team as well. He’s averaging 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, while also shooting 44.4% from the field.
Junior Shep Garner averages 12.1 points per game, but doesn’t shoot the ball particularly well. He’s about 39.1% from the field and 36.3% from behind the arc.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Purdue is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five games
- Penn State is 4-2 SU in the last six games at home
Free Purdue Boilermakers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAAB Prediction:
Led by Caleb Swanigan, every game is a potential win for the Boilermakers. With the average defense of Penn State, Purdue’s frontcourt should be able to take advantage here and score a lot of points. Purdue gets the W on the road.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Purdue ATS
Look for a big game from Caleb Swanigan in this one. Penn State doesn’t have any player that can match him. Purdue should get out to a big lead here and cover the spread.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Purdue 79 – Penn State 67
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