Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 11-8 and a road record of 2-1. They are 11-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-10. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 10-5 and they are 10-6 against the spread.
Shep Garner comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Lamar Stevens averages 12 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Caleb Swanigan averages 18.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Isaac Haas averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Penn State averages 72.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 177th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 194th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 96th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 13.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 100th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 282nd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 83.1 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 183rd with 13.5 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 69th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 283rd in college basketball.
The Nittany Lions average 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 99.4 and they assist on 56.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Nittany Lions give up 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 83 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.2 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 67.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Boilermakers give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-5 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-10 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-6 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-5 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue
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