Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 2/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (-1)
Bryce Jordan Center is the site where and the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-12) will play the Purdue Boilermakers (15-8) on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Purdue as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 140.
Purdue steps onto the hardwood with a record of 15-8 on the season. They turn it over 12.7 times per game and as a group they commit 17.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Purdue is pulling down 37.6 rebounds per game and has totaled 326 assists on the year, which has them ranked 52nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Boilermakers are connecting on 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (165 of 493) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.8 pts per game (197th in college hoops) while connecting on 44.7% from the floor. Defensively, the Boilermakers are able to force 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 fouls. They currently rank 313th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 326 relinquished this year. The Boilermakers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.6% (534 of 1,283) and they surrender 31.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 32.6% on 3-pointers and they are 72nd in the country in points per game allowed (66.3).
The Purdue Boilermakers took the court against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and went home with a win by a final score of 75-58 in their last game. Purdue walked away from the contest with a 46.9% FG percentage (30 out of 64) and made 10 out of their 32 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Boilermakers knocked down 5 of 10 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected 44 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 16 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to the defense, Purdue allowed the other team to go 34.9% from the field on 22 of 63 shooting. Nebraska doled out 14 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Furthurmore, Nebraska had 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Nebraska ended up going 35.7% at the charity stripe by making 5 of their 14 shots. They also converted 9 out of their 28 attempts from long range.
Jaden Ivey is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He accumulated 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 31 mins played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Ivey ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Boilermakers was Brandon Newman. He collected 7 rebounds in his 24 min on the basketball court. He shot 40.0% from the field in this game by going 4-of-10 (10 points). When the final whistle was blown, Newman had 3 assists.
Penn State has a record of 8-12 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nittany Lions are shooting 41.0% from the floor, which ranks them 318th in D-1. Penn State has accumulated 1,468 pts for the year (73.4 per game) and they snag 36.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per game (176th in the country) and they cough up possession 11.7 times per contest. The Nittany Lions are committing 18.2 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line. The Nittany Lions defensively are ranked 274th in the country in PPG given up with 74.3. The Penn State defense allows 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (144 of 423) and opponents are connecting on 72.8% of their foul shots. They allow 14.8 assists and 34.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 291st and 166th in college hoops. They have forced 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (321st in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Penn State Nittany Lions walked away with a victory by a final of 86-83 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Nittany Lions pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this game. They coughed it up 14 times, while recording 14 steals for this game. The Cornhuskers were called for 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Nittany Lions to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 16 of those for a percentage of 84.2%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Penn State converted 14 of 37 attempts (37.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Nittany Lions ended up shooting 28 for 70 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Nittany Lions allowed the Cornhuskers to make 30 of 56 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.6% in this game. They went 48.0% from 3-point land by hitting 12 of 25 and finished the contest at 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Penn State permitted Nebraska to collect 28 in all (2 offensive).
Myreon Jones ended up being a factor for the Nittany Lions for this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 18 for the game for a field goal rate of 44.4%, and had 1 rebound. Jones totaled 29 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist in this game. One more player who came through for Penn State was Myles Dread. He finished this one with 5 dimes in 32 mins played, and he converted 6 out of 13 from the floor. Dread wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the field in addition to contributing 16 points and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue (-1)
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