Penn State vs. Purdue Prediction

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers, 2/16/19 Predictions & Odds

The Purdue Boilermakers will look to rebound from their loss to Maryland earlier in the week when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions at 4:00 p.m. ET. Laying double-digits at home, is Purdue a good bet to also cover?

Game Snapshot

673 Penn State Nittany Lions at 674 Purdue Boilermakers

4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, Purdue is a 12.5-point favorite to beat Penn State. The total, meanwhile, sits at 139 points and as of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on Purdue to cover the point spread.

Penn State Nittany Lions Quotable

"It was our second court storm since I've been here," said Penn State junior forward Lamar Stevens, who averages a team-high 19.2 points. "This one meant so much because of every thing this team has been through. Our young guys have stepped up in a big way. To see those guys grow over time and come out with a big against a great Michigan team meant a lot to me."

Purdue Boilermakers Quotable

"We've just got to play better," Matt Painter said. "We had a chance to win this game. We put ourselves in position to win this game at halftime. So you learn from it and try to get better. Each guy has a different thing to work it. Even when you win games, you are trying to watch film and make improvements."

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

Penn State

The Nittany Lions are 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games.

Purdue

The Boilermakers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games and covered seven of the previous nine games they played overall.

Prediction

I’m not laying double-digits against a team that just upended Michigan in conference play and the total seems to offer more value than either side. The under is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in West Lafayette. The under is also 7-3 in the Nittany Lions’ last 10 road games and cashed in six of their previous eight games coming off a win. On the other side, the under is 15-5 in Purdue’s last 20 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage below .400.

Saturday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Penn State/Purdue under 139

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