Penn State at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 10 point favorites.
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Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-9. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 76.2 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 23-5. They are averaging 81.4 points per contest and giving up 64.0, which is a point differential of 17.4.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 13-10 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-12 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-15 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Tony Carr averages 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.2 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Carsen Edwards scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Vince Edwards averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 76.2 points per contest this year, which is 110th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 60th in Division 1. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 149th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 221st with 12.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 66.0 points per contest, which is 36th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 139th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 64th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 46th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 36th in the country with 81.4 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 17.4. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in Division 1. They are 169th in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 17.4. The Boilermakers are 332nd in turnovers per contest with 10.9. The Boilermakers give up 64.0 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 81st with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 122nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Nittany Lions are 91st in the nation in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 94.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 93rd. As a team they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 295th in Division 1. Penn State is 229th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 44th in the nation.
Purdue is 316th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 13th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 7th in the country in offensive rating with 117.8, and their defensive rating of 92.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 229th in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 10th. As a team they are 12th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 113th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State +10
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