Tennnessee St. vs. Purdue Pick
Will No. 16 Purdue have any trouble at home when the Boilermakers play host to Tennessee State tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Purdue is the heavy favorite at home today, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -24.5 points against Tennessee State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 134.5. Today’s game will take place from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana and air live on the Big Ten Network.
Purdue is coming off an 82-67 win over Purdue for its seventh straight victory. The Boilermakers are 11-2 on the season while posting an 8-4 record against the spread. Purdue is just 2-2 against the spread in its last four games. Purdue is averaging 85.6 points per game while allowing 65.3 per contest. Carsen Edwards is averaging 17.1 points per game to lead Purdue while Vincent Edwards is adding 13.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.
Tennessee State is coming off a 47-46 loss at Texas for its third loss in four games. Tennessee State is now 5-5 on the season and only 2-2 against the spread. The Tigers are averaging just 63.5 points per game while allowing 68 per contest. Delano Spencer is leading the team with 15.2 points per game while Christian Mekowulu is adding 11.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for today, but I expect Purdue to roll. The Boilermakers have covered in five straight against Ohio Valley Conference opponents and in 16 of their last 21 non-conference games. Purdue has too much scoring for Tennessee State to deal with today. The Tigers will struggle to keep pace and Purdue should pull away quickly. The public betting is siding with Purdue as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: PURDUE -24.5