Penn State vs Purdue Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/12/23

Purdue Boilermakers (28-5) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (22-12)

Game Info: Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -6 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Purdue Boilermakers and Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown for the Big Ten Championship at the United Center. On January 8th it was Purdue that secured the 80-60 victory. 

Purdue  Betting Preview

Purdue comes into this game with a 28-5 record and they are coming off a victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. Ohio State scored 80 points against Ohio State and that led to the 14 point victory. Zach Edey had a strong game finishing with 32 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists. Braden Smith also finished with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Purdue is averaging 73.3 points while their defense is giving up 62.7 points per game. Edey has been the top player averaging 21.7 points while shooting 60.9 percent from the field.

Penn State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Penn State who sits with a 22-12 record overall and they are coming off a big win against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday. They almost blew the game late but ended up holding on and winning 77-73. Jalen Pickett had a strong game finishing with 28 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Penn State is averaging 72.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.4 points per game. Jalen Pickettt has been the top player all season averaging 17.8 points while shooting 52.3 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Purdue looked impressive on Saturday, and they are going to build off that here. Edey had a strong game with 32 points, and he’s going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Penn State’s defense is going to really struggle, and Purdue is going to cover the spread here. Back Purdue against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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