Purdue vs. Penn State Basketball Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Fans looking to get some March Madness betting practice can take advantage of tonight’s Purdue vs. Penn State basketball contest. The Boilermakers come in ranked No. 17 in the nation and will be looking to pick off unranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions on the other hand, will be praying for a miracle this evening seeing as how they’ve lost the last 7 games in a row. So what kind of matchup are tonight’s NCAA basketball betting odds expecting?
Purdue vs. Penn State Basketball – Thursday, January 31st
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
The Boilermakers enter this Thursday night contest sporting a 14-6 record. With a 7-2 record in conference play this season, Purdue is currently ranked 3rd overall in the Big Ten. Fortunately tonight’s matchup against one of the weaker teams out of the Big Ten should help Purdue improve on their conference record. Looking over the numbers, it’s pretty clear that Purdue has a solid statistical edge over their counterparts this evening. Although both defense are giving up 67.9 per game, Purdue’s offense is averaging over ten points per game more than Penn State. Needless to say, Purdue shouldn’t have too hard of a time picking up this road win tonight.
Players to Watch: Carsen Edwards (24.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.5 apg), Ryan Cline (12.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.3 apg), and Matt Haarms (7.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Penn State Nittany Lions
The Nittany Lions pounce into tonight’s contest sporting a 7-13 record that ranks them 14th in the Big Ten. Clearly this season isn’t panning out how they’d like. And from what we’ve seen this season, there’s no real reason to expect a turnaround from Penn State. Accounting for their lengthy losing streak, it’s clear that PSU will have tough time keeping up with the 17th best program in the nation. Testament to this is the fact that the Nittany Lions are 1-9 in their last 10 against Purdue. Barring some miracle, Penn State is headed straight for their 8th straight loss.
Players to Watch: Lamar Stevens (18.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.9 apg), Rasir Bolton (11.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Josh Reaves (10.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.6 apg).
Purdue vs. Penn State Basketball Betting Predictions
Purdue vs. Penn State Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Purdue vs. Penn State Basketball matchup? All things considered, Purdue is the only sensible bet off of this matchup. Tonight’s odds are favoring them heavily but there’s still plenty of value to be had in a parlay prediction. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 77-68 Purdue.