Purdue vs. Penn State - 2/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Penn State Nittany Lions (18-5) at Purdue Boilermakers (14-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -4 -- Over/Under: 135
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Purdue Boilermakers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Mackey Arena.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 77.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Lamar Stevens is averaging 17.6 points and seven rebounds while Myreon Jones is averaging 14.1 points and three assists. Mike Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Izaiah Brockington is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won three straight road games.
The Purdue Boilermakers look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 69 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Trevion Williams is averaging 11 points and 1.5 assists while Eric Hunter Jr. is averaging 10.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Matt Haarms is dishing one assist and Jahaad Proctor is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have been the better team this season both SU and ATS, as they've been far more consistent and are 14-8-1 ATS on the year. The Purdue Boilermakers are just now starting to play better basketball with three straight wins. However, Purdue is also a highly impressive home team where they win by an average of 20.3 points while shooting 48 percent from the field and allowing 39.1 percent shooting from the field. I have to lay the reasonable number with Purdue at home, but if this game was played anywhere else, I'd side with Penn State.