Penn State at Purdue College Basketball Game Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 13 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-15. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 68.4 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 17-7. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-14-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-10-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Rasir Bolton averages 12.0 points per contest in 26.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Carsen Edwards scores 24.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Ryan Cline averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 68.4 points per contest, which is 286th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 319th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 302nd in the nation. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 128th and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 240th with 12.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.9 points per contest, which is 114th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 243rd and 307th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 101st place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 65th in the nation with 77.8 points per contest this season. They are 160th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 50th in the NCAA. They are 139th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 103rd in assists per game with 14.5. The Boilermakers are 337th in turnovers per contest with 10.4. The Boilermakers give up 68.5 points per game, which ranks them 100th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 155th and 289th in those defensive statistics. They rank 165th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 180th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 281st. They are 255th in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 324th. As a unit they are 322nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 196th in D-1. Penn State is 239th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 339th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 115.7. In terms of pace they are 313th in Division 1 with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 78th. As a team they are 82nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 24th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State +13
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