Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 8.5 point favorites.
The Boilermakers come into this game with an overall record of 22-5 and a road record of 4-3. They are 16-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-10. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
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Caleb Swanigan comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Boilermakers. He pulls down 13 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Isaac Haas averages 13.4 points per game in 20.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Purdue. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Tony Carr averages 12.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Lamar Stevens averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Purdue averages 81.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 33rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 178th with 13.2 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in Division 1.
Penn State averages 72.2 points per game this year which ranks them 194th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 283rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 190th and 143rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 193rd with 13.4 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 111th and 164th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 304th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 122nd place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in college basketball.
The Boilermakers average 80.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.7 per contest. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114.2 and they assist on 66.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.6%. The Boilermakers give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 73.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 99 and 54.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.7%. The Nittany Lions give up 68.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-8 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-10 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-10 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-13 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/17 F Basil Smotherman Dismissed has been dismissed
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/20/17 G Terrence Samuel Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Purdue
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State +8.5
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