Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 17 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 135.
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The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 10-7 and a road record of 1-3. They are 8-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 14-3 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 4-8 and they are 8-4 against the spread.
Brandon Taylor comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Shep Garner averages 14.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
A.J. Hammons averages 13.9 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Isaac Haas averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 16.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Penn State averages 67.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 268th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 260th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 317th in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game which ranks them 229th and 345th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 11 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 318th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in the Division 1.
Purdue averages 78.5 points per game this year which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 56th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the nation. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 152nd with 12.7 per game. The Boilermakers allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in college basketball.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-7 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-7 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-4 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-8 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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